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Preprofessional Opportunities

Michigan State University


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: East Lansing Michigan
Deadline: Mid March


Applicants for the 2010 SURF Program must be undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and must graduate no earlier than December of the application year. Stipend of $3,500


The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program is for students considering a research career in pharmacology and toxicology. The program provides an excellent opportunity for each of these students to become immersed in a research project using cutting-edge techniques to address an important health-related question. Each student is mentored by a departmental faculty member and may work closely with graduate students and/or postdoctoral trainees in the mentor’s laboratory. Research interests of departmental faculty include neuropharmacology, neurotoxicology, cardiovascular pharmacology, immunopharmacology, carcinogenesis, hepatic and pulmonary phamacology and toxicology, and gastrointestinal pharmacology. Projects of SURF students are expected to produce data which will be presented at state, national and international scientific meetings and may be published in peer reviewed articles - with the student as an author.