Friday, January 15, 2016

Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biomedical Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

SURP provides an intensive 10-week research experience designed to help undergraduates perform outstanding cutting edge research at Pitt. Students are matched with research mentors, participate in weekly seminars and lab meetings and conduct laboratory based research.  Housing in a modern University dormitory is provided along with social activities that enable students to enjoy life in Pittsburgh.  At the program's conclusion all students write up their work and give presentations on their projects.  If you are contemplating graduate school in the biomedical sciences, then SURP can help give you the experience needed to make an informed decision.

The program is administered by the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - a premiere research center in the historic Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The School of Medicine provides an exceptional environment for students to gain research experience under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists.

The SURP faculty includes over 100 active members in the IBGP. You may choose a faculty scientist from one of the following programs in which to conduct a SURP research project:

  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology
  • Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Molecular Virology and Microbiology

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is designed for students seriously considering graduate school or a career in biomedical research.

The SURP early deadline is February 1 and the final deadline is March 1.  The program will begin May, 23 2016 and end July 29, 2016.

Salary is $3500 for the 10 week program, and additional funding for housing and travel may be available.

For more information or apply, please visit