Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
For the safety of everyone involved, we are canceling the 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. We know this is disappointing news for our students and families. Our number one priority is the safety of our participants. We appreciate your continued patience during this difficult time. Please check back next year. Thank you for your interest!
About the Fellowship
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers challenging summer programs for qualified undergraduates:
- Renowned faculty
- Close mentoring
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies awards 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) to undergraduate students wishing to explore biomedical research careers.
Enhance your analytical and technical scientific research skills while working with and receiving mentoring from College of Medicine faculty in various disciplines:
- Molecular and cell biology and genetics
- Microbiology and immunology
- Pharmacology and physiology
SURF fellows earn a stipend of $3,000 based on 40 hours' work per week in an assigned laboratory.
Housing: Only students who reside within reasonable commuting distance to Philadelphia will be considered (please indicate your summer address on the application).
Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and members of their laboratories guide students through the planning and practice of daily research experiments and activities. Each student is assigned to work in a specific laboratory for the duration of the program, typically on a project unique to the research goals of that laboratory. Students are integrated into the daily work of the laboratory, participating in laboratory meetings and gaining exposure to different facets of the laboratory's research. Mentors help students apply their current knowledge and skills and assist them in making the connection between laboratory experiences and their academic studies. Successful applicants will be matched with a participating faculty member according to their research interests.
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End-of-summer presentations: At the conclusion of their project, students give formal, conference-style presentations describing their research projects to an audience of Drexel faculty and graduate/medical students. Students meet with their mentors periodically throughout the summer to develop their presentations.
Discovery Day: SURF fellows may also be invited to return in the fall to present their research in poster form at Discovery Day, the annual day of research at Drexel University College of Medicine.
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2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Participants
Layna Majer, a 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) participant, in the lab of her mentor, Dr. Libby Blankenhorn. Layna is a student at Lehigh University.
Jensine Coudriet, a 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowshp (SURF) participant, in the lab of her mentor, Dr. Jessica Barson. Jensine is an undergraduate student at Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
Fawwaz Siddiqui, a 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) participant, in the lab of his mentor, Dr. Ole Mortensen. Fawwaz is an undergraduate student at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Justus Martin, a 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) participant, in the lab of his mentor, Dr. Michael Bouchard. Justus is an undergraduate student at Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Isabella Agyapong, a 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) participant, in the lab of her mentor, Dr. Jacqueline Barker. Isabella is an undergraduate student at California State University, Northridge.
Erik Serrano, a 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) participant, in the lab of his mentor, Dr. Eishi Noguchi. Erik is an undergraduate student at California State University, Northridge.
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