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Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular and Quantitative & Computational Biology

Each summer, the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics provide intensive laboratory research experiences to a select group of Princeton undergraduates and undergraduates chosen from a nationwide pool. Each student joins a world-class research group—headed by a Faculty member and carries out an original research project. Participants are immersed in a culture of close collaboration with other undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, and thereby experience first-hand what it is like to be a scientist.

Students Eligible: 
Princeton undergrads
Non-Princeton undergrads
Class Years Eligible: 
First-year students
Natural Sciences
Program Type: 
Number of Weeks: 
9 weeks
Application Deadline: 
Early February
Research Type: 
Data Analysis
Support Provided: 
Stipends for Princeton students. Stipends, housing, and travel expenses for visiting students.
Type of Support: 
Number of Projects / Participants in Previous Year: 
Additional Information: 
Other highlights of the program include: research discussion groups (learn to analyze and present data), faculty forum (attend weekly seminars given by Princeton Faculty), poster session (present your research to respected scientists), career forums (interact with former program participants). Over 77% of former participants have since pursued degrees in PhD, MD, or combined MD/PhD programs. The program encourages applications from research-oriented undergraduates (1) whose participation will add to the diversity of researchers in the sciences, or (2) whose interests lie at the boundary between biology and the computational sciences including physics, chemistry, computer science and engineering, or (3) who are from institutions that do not have large research programs. Applicants must be current undergraduates, US citizens, permanent residents, or foreign undergraduates attending a US educational institution. Please feel free to contact the Program Director, Alison Gammie (

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