Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

The University of Iowa provides undergraduates from diverse collegiate backgrounds the opportunity to have an immersive biomedical research experience during the summer in a cutting-edge, hypothesis-driven laboratory.  Participants, through a hands-on research experience, enhance their analytical and technical research skill s while working with and receiving mentoring from a University of Iowa faculty member.  

Check out the outstanding programs available for research training in a diverse and inclusive university environment at a leading academic medical center!

Don't miss these upcoming events:

6/6/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Seehohm - 283 EMRB

How to Make the Most of your Lab Time - Danni Talbot, 5th-Year Graduate Student

6/12/2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Seminar Room Petersen Hall

Grad School Application Basics for Summer UG Researchers

6/13/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Seehohm - 283 EMRB

Powerful Poster Presentations - Prabhat Goswami, PhD

6/20/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, PBDB 1459

How to Apply for Bioscience Graduate School - Michael Geneser, MEd

6/27/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, PBDB 1459

How to Write a Research Abstract - Jon Resch, PhD

7/10/2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Seminar Room Petersen Hall

Poster Making Do's and Don'ts

7/11/2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Seehohm - 283 EMRB

Introduction to Cancer - Douglas Spitz, PhD

7/18/2024, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, PBDB 1459

My Post Undergraduate Path to a PhD - Darren Hoffmann, PhD (followed by an end of summer picnic)


In addition to the time in the laboratory, we highly encourage summer undergraduate research program participants to enrich their summer experience by taking advantage of the career and professional development activities.