Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The Graduate School is not hosting a summer research program. For information regarding undergraduate research programs run by faculty members at institutions that are affiliated with the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston please click here. Participation in one of these programs would provide hands-on research experience in a biomedical field, and an introductory example of a graduate (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) research career. The programs differ by institutional locale and funding source but all provide rich scientific environments and opportunities for career enhancement.
Students interested in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases should consider an application to the Molecular Basis of Infectious Diseases Program. Please see the website of this Program for instructions on how to apply.
Another program available is the Houston Laboratory and Population Sciences Training Program in Gene-Environment Interaction Summer Research Program (GXE). The program is designed for students interested in biomedical research to undertake a project that explores an aspect of environmental interaction with genes that impact human health. For instructions on how to apply, please visit the program’s website.
Requirements for MBID and GXE programs:
- Be 18 years of age by the start of the program.
- Be a domestic or international student who will have completed a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate study and have at least one year remaining by the start of the program.
- Have a GPA of at least 3.5 in math and science courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
- Be able to work at least 40 hours per week in a research lab for the duration of the 10-week program.
- Complete the online application (no hard-copy paper applications will be accepted). https://medapps.uth.tmc.edu/GSBSSummerResearch/)
- A personal statement of 300 words or less addressing the 5 questions listed on the application will be required within the online application. Please do not provide a personal statement separately.
- Provide transcripts (official or unofficial – no copies will be accepted) which show the name of the institution and the name of the applicant.
- Provide two letters of recommendation from faculty members who can assess your aptitude and interest in a career in fundamental biomedical research discipline. The letters can be sent via email directly from the recommender to: email@example.com