Department of Biochemistry

Multiple opportunities to gain research experience with faculty in the Department of Biochemistry. 

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WVU Cancer Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program

This highly competitive 10-week program provides funding and opportunities for students who want to pursue careers in cancer research.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

SURE is a summer undergraduate research experience for students interested in a career or graduate school experience in the scientific disciplines. Selected students will work in research labs at West Virginia University for 8 weeks during the summer under the direction of a WVU faculty research mentor and a graduate or post-doctoral mentor. 

Review of completed SURE applications will begin March 3, 2021. 

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MD/PhD Summer Research Internship

The MD/PhD Summer Research Internship is an 8-week hands-on program designed for students interested in pursuing a career as a physician-scientist.

The internship provides an opportunity to actively engage in biomedical research and gain clinical shadowing experience.

Deadline for Applications: March 1

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Neuroscience

Undergraduate Clinical Shadowing Opportunities

Neuroscience associated physicians welcome undergraduate pre-medical students to shadow in clinical settings

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Laboratory Research

Students interested in both volunteering and those interested in taking independent research credits are welcome.

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Ophthalmology

Summer Undergraduate Vision Research Fellowship Program

The West Virginia University Eye Institute will offer an undergraduate summer research fellowship opportunity beginning May 2021.


The highly selective program will emphasize components of basic vision research with regards to ocular diseases and exploration of new diagnostic and treatment methods.

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