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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Engaging in research as an undergraduate is a great way for students to challenge themselves to the next level of learning. Apply the knowledge acquired in the classrooms to the discovery of new findings by working with a team of people who share similar interests. Through research, students will gain deeper understanding of their chosen areas of study and better appreciation for research in general.

Apply here for Research Advising!

Apply for undergraduate research advising with Dr. Elizabeth Foster, Director of Student Research Opportunities, by clicking the link above for more information on getting involved with research at FSU College of Medicine. It is highly recommended that interested students read over the information and explore the links in the tabs below about research in the different departments before applying. 

Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is the basic science research and teaching arm of the College of Medicine and provides opportunities for mentoring undergraduate, graduate and medical students. The College of Medicine complex has more than 150,000 sq. ft. of new, state-of-the-art laboratory space, an extensive inventory of common use equipment and state-of-the art core labs in proteomics, genomics, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and cell culture. Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences are interested in investigating:

  • Development
  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular basis of human disease 

Undergraduate research in Biomedical Sciences is typically benchwork in nature. Interested students should first explore the research interests in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and then apply for research advising with Dr. Elizabeth Foster. 


Featured Biomedical Science Labs

Horabin Lab

Jamila Horabin Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the director of a research lab which focuses on understanding the role of chromatin modifications, non-coding RNAs and the RNA silencing machinery on gene expression. The lab uses the Drosophila melanogaster model system. Hear from Dr. Horabin and an undergraduate student discuss their current work along with their goals for the future of their research. (2015, 4m:12s)

Arbeitman Lab

Michelle Arbeitman Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the director of a research lab that studies the genetic basis of courtship and reproductive behaviors of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Hear from Dr. Arbeitman and other members of the lab discuss their current work along with their goals for the future of their research. (2015, 3m:16s)

Ren Lab

Yi Ren Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the director of a research lab that studies the molecular cell biology of inflammation, especially macrophage function in CNS trauma and tumor progression. Hear from Dr. Ren and other members of the lab discuss their current work along with their goals for the future of their research. (2014, 4m:27s)

Kato Lab

Yoichi Kato, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the director of a research lab that studies the role of Notch signaling pathway during development. Hear from Dr. Kato and Lab Technician Ryan Earwood discuss their current work using frog embryos along with their goals for the future of their research. (2014, 3m:45s)

Kaplan Lab

Daniel Kaplan Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the director of a research lab that studies DNA replication and genome maintenance. Hear from Dr. Kaplan and other members of the lab discuss their current work along with their goals for the future of their research. (2014, 2m:21s)

 

Contact Information

Call or email to schedule an appointment, or come by Suite 3180, College of Medicine:

Director, Undergraduate and Medical Student Research
FSU CoM
Suite 3180
Phone: 850-645-2825