Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at the University of Michigan

The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to offer summer fellowship programs to support undergraduate students that are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree-granting University or College is invited to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.

In general:

  1. Biological science students will join their traditional Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF):
  2. Students from quantitative science majors (e.g. engineering, math, computer science) will join their Short Term Educational Program (STEP) towards Digestive and Metabolic Physiology:
  3. Underrepresented groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds will join their Summer Undergraduate Research In Physiology (SURP) program:

Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology or of the University of Michigan Medical School. The selected laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms including sleep, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, and many aspects of cardiovascular disease.

There will be a lecture series, a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, and opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.

Further details and application materials are available from the fellowship website:

 The deadline for applications is February 15, 2016.

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