Research Summer Undergrad Research Program
The UK College of Pharmacy offers a ten-week programs for talented undergraduate students to participate in paid research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Program participants:
- perform independent research under the supervision of faculty mentors, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows,
- give a scientific presentation that describes their accomplishments, and
- have the opportunity to contribute to front-line research in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Students work with faculty who are engaged in research in areas including preclinical studies of drug actions, fundamental mechanisms of drug actions at the molecular level, and the design, synthesis, development, and formulation of new drug products. This program allows undergraduate students to obtain hands-on laboratory experience in state-of-the-art research facilities.
Who Should Apply
Current undergraduates who have completed their junior year by the beginning of the summer are encouraged to apply, but highly qualified sophomore students will also be considered. Students enrolled in a professional (PharmD) program are also encouraged to apply. Completion of courses in general biology, organic or analytical chemistry will help the student get the most from these experiences. Ideal candidates are students who are interested in entering a PhD doctoral program, who have better than a 3.3 GPA and, are pursuing an undergraduate major in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, or other Life Science.
NOTE: Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a PharmD degree should delay application until enrolled in a program at a College of Pharmacy. Students interested in applying for admission to the UK College of Pharmacy PharmD program, please visit the PharmD program admissions page.
UK College of Pharmacy Graduate Program Office
789 S. Limestone Room 371
Lexington, KY 40536 0596
How to Apply
Applications due February 20, 2023
Students will receive a stipend for 10 weeks of work.