PURE Summer Program

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This eight week research program is designed for highly motivated college undergraduate students with a keen interest in research careers in biomedical science. The Department of Physiology offers an exciting and diverse array of research areas, geared toward understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of human physiology. We seek to understand how these factors influence whole organism physiology using a number of novel model systems and cutting edge technologies.

The program provides numerous opportunities for successful applicants including:

 

  • Being part of a program that does its best to match you with a faculty mentor whose research area is one of most interest to you and your career goals.
  • The opportunity to receive hands-on experience in on-going research projects, under the direction of a faculty member and their lab team.
  • Attend and interact with faculty at the informal weekly "Faculty Profiles" luncheon session. Here faculty members give a brief presentation encompassing their overarching research objectives and a mi ni-biography of how they came to be where they are now.
  • Attend and interact with senior graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at the informal "Contemporary Issues in Physiology" weekly luncheon journal club.
  • Showcase the fruits of your summer research experience at a poster session attended by the faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and staff of the Physiology Department.

 

Areas of research opportunities in the Physiological Sciences include:

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