The UAMS Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biologysponsors the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to introduce qualified, highly-motivated undergraduates to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors. SURF students work with researchers in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and reproductive biology; toxicology; aging; nutrition; and neuroscience. Students obtain hands on experience in an engaging research environment.
SURF serves as an interactive model of our graduate program:
- Students carry out a research project under the direction of a mentor.
- Students attend seminars to learn about on-going research programs within our department and role of graduate education in those studies.
- Social events are available for summer students to interact with graduate students in an informal setting.
- Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, early-June to early August.
- At the conclusion of the program, students submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at the SURF Symposium, which is modeled on a professional technical meeting.
Fellowships are open to highly motivated students enrolled in an undergraduate program who wish to gain research experience in pharmacology or toxicology. A background in organic chemistry, cell biology, biochemistry and biostatistics is desired but not required. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Research Building I
Room B405 Slot 516
4301 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205