Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

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Name: Marc Stearns
Position: Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Jefferson College of Life Sciences
130 South Ninth Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Name: Theresa Freeman, PhD
Position: Summer Undergraduate Research Program Director

Jefferson College of Life Sciences
1015 Walnut Street, Room 501
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Jefferson College of Life Sciences sponsors summer research positions for juniors/rising seniors. These positions provide opportunities for undergraduate students to work in the laboratories of active faculty researchers.

The program is designed to provide a rich experience for students interested in pursuing their graduate studies in the biomedical/life sciences.

Highlights of the program include:

  • A stipend of $4,000 (please note, housing is not provided for this program)
  • A 10-week research experience from May 28 through August 5, 2024
  • Research experience with world-renowned faculty in the following research areas:
    • Biochemistry, Structural and Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
    • Genetics, Genomics and Cancer Biology
    • Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis
    • Integrative Physiology
    • Neuroscience
  • Weekly lunch and informal discussions with current graduate students and former Summer Undergraduate Research Program students
  • Weekly professional development sessions

Admission Requirements

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Application Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Submitted Application
  • Transcripts from any college or university attended (Unofficial copy can be uploaded)
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from science faculty; however, one letter can be from a professional reference/supervisor.
  • Letters should be emailed to with the subject line: Jefferson SURP Recommendation.
  • Essay Questions (You will be asked to upload the document as part of the application)
  • Resume/CV (You will be asked to upload the document as part of the application)

If you have additional application questions, please contact: