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Research Experiences

The Department of Microbiology and Plant biology has multiple opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in authentic laboratory research experiences, whether involving working with one of our faculty in their research labs or through internships with companies and foundations. Undergraduate research can be performed on a volunteer basis, for degree credit, or, in certain cases, as a paid employee. 


If you are interested in working with a faculty member in their laboratory, first take a look at the faculty webpages by clicking here to find an area of research that interests you. Contact the faculty member(s) of interest via email, letting them know who you are, why you would like to gain experience in a research laboratory, and why their research, in particular, is interesting to you. Keep in mind that it is best to contact faculty at least a semester before you would like to begin a research experience.


If you are interested in internship opportunities, please see our Internships and Professional Development Page by clicking here.