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Our summer program was initiated in 1993 with a five-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. More recently the department has administered the NSF- REU program (2002-2004 and 2009-2011) as well as internally funded programs. The program allows students to choose projects from a range of disciplines including: cell, molecular, and developmental biology; microbiology; neurobiology; and physiology.


Due to funding limitations, the 2016 Summer Research Program is open to Marquette University students only.



SRP Biological Science:

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce its 2016 Summer Research Program.  (June 6 - August 10) This program is open to Marquette University students only.

Participants conduct independent research projects in faculty laboratories in the areas of microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology or invertebrate/vertebrate physiology. See Summer Research Mentors for detailed descriptions of faculty interest.  See Student Research for examples of projects from previous summers.

The program pairs each student with a faculty mentor who will supervise the student projects. Students are involved daily in their selected research. At the end of the summer students present the results of their research at both a university-wide poster session and symposium. In addition, students attend weekly journal clubs, a workshop on ethical issues in research, as well as sessions on post-graduate education. The program provides informal social and recreational events. Students will receive a stipend for the 2016 summer program. 





Marquette University students should have completed their sophomore or junior year by the start of the program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Minimum course requirements are the completion of a full year of college biology, and general chemistry with laboratories. One semester of calculus, organic chemistry and additional advanced work in biology are preferred, but not required. Students who graduate before December, 2016, are not eligible. Students may not enroll in classes or hold outside employment during the term of the internship.



For more information about the Summer Research Program, contact:


Application Questions: Program Questions:

Ms. Deborah Weaver

Department of Biological Sciences

Wehr Life Sciences Building

Marquette University

PO Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201

Dr. Allison Abbott

Department of Biological Sciences

Summer Research Program Director

(414) 288-4422




*This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DBI-1156569. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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