The Center for Lung Biology offers summer traineeships on a competitive basis to undergraduates who are investigating pursuing graduate school and a career in biomedical research. Individuals (US citizens or permanent residents) completing their freshman, sophomore or junior year of college in the sciences, engineering or mathematics with a GPA above 3.0 are encouraged to apply.

Summer undergraduate research fellows will receive a competitive stipend ($2,500) for 10 weeks of full-time research focusing on lung biology in health and disease with one of the Center for Lung Biology faculty. Fellows will gain experience in state of the art research methods, read pertinent literature, participate in laboratory meetings and discussions, interact with faculty and other trainees in the Center for Lung Biology, and potentially be a coauthor on a publication resulting from their work. On-campus housing is available, a short walk from the Medical Sciences Building. A variety of off campus apartments are available within 5 minutes of the University. Transportation and housing costs are not provided.

The Summer Undergraduate Research program in the Center for Lung Biology is a full-time commitment. Fellows should not be otherwise employed or taking classes during this period. In addition to the research project, fellows will participate in a weekly seminar series highlighting current issues in medical research and present a poster on their work at the end of the summer.

To be considered, interested students should return a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts of undergraduate work.  The application deadline is February 20th. Applicants will be notified as to acceptance by March 20th.

Dr. Mary Townsley
Director, Training Programs
Center for Lung Biology
5851 USA Drive N., Rm. 3340
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688
Phone: (251)460-8045

Application:  please click here (PDF Format).

In addition, a number of other research opportunities are available through the University-wide Undergraduate Summer Research Program and the University Honors program. More information is available at the UCUR web site:


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