The Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP) is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences. SHURP presently has 475 alumni from colleges across the country, and over 90% are continuing or planning to continue training and careers in the sciences. SHURP is one of the summer research programs participating in the Summer Research Early Identification Program of the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of 35 colleges and universities dedicated to improving the participation of historically underrepresented students in graduate programs.
Summer research opportunities will be available in a variety of biological and biomedical sciences including (but not limited to): cellular and developmental biology, cell cycle regulation, stem cell biology, studies of blood cells, cancer biology, endocrinology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, receptor structure and function, transmembrane signaling mechanisms, and virology. Considerable emphasis is placed on placing students in labs suiting their research interests. More information about research interests of Division faculty members may be found at www.hms.harvard.edu/dms.