Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program


Are you interested in biomedical research?  Are you considering graduate school?  Do you want a career that allows you to have an impact on people’s health and make a difference? 

Do you want a summer job where you will learn new skills and contribute to an important biomedical issue?

The Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) could be for you!

Benefits of NSURP:

  • Hands-on research experience
  • Poster session at end of program
  • Scientific seminars and journal clubs
  • Competitive stipend
  • Assistance with preparing for graduate school
  • Meet students from across the country

Program Description

The NSURP program for undergraduate research in neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch on the beautiful island of Galveston, Texas provides undergraduate students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the area of neuroscience. One of the program goals is to promote the success of women and underrepresented minorities in science.

In order to capitalize on our nation’s intellectual potential and develop viable treatments to debilitating neurological diseases and conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, and understand the mechanisms of addiction and pain, we need to train a new generation of scholars in neuroscience who can creatively approach problems in a variety of ways. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, you will learn biomedical neuroscience research skills related to cell and molecular biology, translational sciences, toxicology, infectious disease research, stem cells, and tissue engineering, just to name a few! You will also become familiar with techniques like cell culturing, isolation of stem cells, immunoassays, animal surgery, mass spectroscopy, and electrophysiology.

Program dates: June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

NSURP Application: Download, Fill out and return to Laura Teed ~

Eligible Students

If you are a college student (for citizens or permanent residents only) contemplating graduate studies in the biomedical sciences, you are eligible to apply. Selection will be based on your completed application, an unofficial transcript from your undergraduate institution(s), interest in research training, and two letters of recommendation from faculty members. Funding includes a stipend, and we help arrange and supplement your housing costs.

For more information please contact:

Lisa Floridia
Laura Teed

Coordinator II, Special Programs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1050
(409) 772-2665

For ADA information, please contact:
Lela Lockett-Ware, OTR
Student ADA Coordinator 
(409) 747-4818