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Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

These undergraduate research programs are run by faculty members at institutions that are affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Participation in one of these programs would provide hands-on research experience in a biomedical field, and an introductory example of a graduate (PhD or MD/PhD) research career. The programs differ by institutional locale and funding source but all provide rich scientific environments and opportunities for career enhancement.

UTHealth Programs


MD Anderson Programs

  • CPRIT-CURE
    • A ten-week research program designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in cancer research. 
      Email: bmjames@mdanderson.org
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program
    • A ten-week research program for undergraduates interested in a basic science. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor in any number of areas of biomedical research. Students will be part of our Summer Experience program, including a lecture series stressing basic, translational and clinical research as it relates to cancer.
      Email: NDStrange@mdanderson.org or mmelancon@mdanderson.org