Research in the Department spans the entire
discipline of physiology, from the genetics of behavioral
traits to the assessment of human performance. A list of these
laboratories is available at the Research link. Information is also available on the Information Videos page.
There are four ways that undergraduate students can participate
in some of the research activities conducted in our laboratories:
Participate as a subject in a study that is performed
on human volunteers. See the main research page for more information.
Volunteer to assist in a laboratory. Most research
studies in the Department are performed by graduate students,
postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants, and they
can often use another pair of hands for various tasks.
You can develop some useful laboratory skills by being
Sign up for independent study (IPHY 4860) so that
you obtain credit for a supervised research experience.
Many of the laboratories in the Department are willing
to provide undergraduate students with research experiences
that require 1-6 credits worth of work.
In consultation with a director of one of the Department
laboratories, apply for financial support from the Undergraduate
Research Opportunities Program ($1,000-$2,000 for Assistantships; $1,500-$3,000 for Individual Grants).
You must be a full-time student (12 credit hours; freshman
through senior) to apply. Applications are generally submitted
from July 1 until January 31.
BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research is a program that pays you to perform research, attend seminars related to the research experience, and present your findings at the end of the term. Applications for the May-August 2017 award term are due by March 20.
To determine which laboratories are seeking human subjects,
those with volunteer opportunities, and those willing to
organize independent study and UROP applications, contact Marsha
Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Clare 113.