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Preprofessional Opportunities

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Cold Spring Harbor New York
Deadline: Early February


Undergraduate Research Program
Watson School of Biological Sciences
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

(516) 367-6890


Preference is given to students entering their sophomore or junior year in college. Selection is not based on high grades but rather the program is looking for students who can demonstrate through practical experience, a strong enthusiasm for biological sciences and scholarly research.


The Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides students instruction in the techniques of molecular biology. Approximately 20 students from around the work are accepted to the program each summer. Students work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in the mentor’s field of expertise, specifically in areas of cancer biology, neurobiology, plant biology, cell biology, genetics, molecular and structural biology or computational biology.