About the Program

About the Program

Our program offers 10 weeks of intensive practical laboratory research experience mentored by primary and joint faculty members of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Awardees will attend selected seminar by guest speakers, weekly lectures on basic concepts in pharmacology presented by our faculty as well as laboratory meetings and journal clubs. Students are also expected to prepare a report detailing their project, written in collaboration with their faculty mentor. At the end of the fellowship, each student will provide an oral presentation of their work to the Department. Fellows that provide a substantial contribution to a promising project, will have an opportunity to compete for funds provided by the American Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASPET) to support their travel to the 2014 ASPET meeting to be held in April in San Diego, CA. Our research fellowship is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience, particularly when research opportunities in their own college or university are limited.

Applications for the fellowship award are open to undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career in research. We are seeking motivated students who have finished their sophomore or junior year in college, or those who have recently graduated from college and are exploring research as a career choice. Minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

STIPEND: Will be provided by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics for room, board or travel allowance as the student chooses.
ELIGIBILITY: US citizen or permanent resident enrolled as a Junior or Senior in a baccalaureate program or equivalent in the Fall 2013 term.
NOTIFICATION DATE: First week in April, 2014
PROGRAM SESSION: May 27 - August 1, 2014

Students enrolled in a college or university following the quarter system may delay starting the fellowship program until their own program is finished, but must complete 10 full weeks
Applications must include:

  • Transcript of credits
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An essay of 200 words indicating how this experience would help them achieve their career goals

Send all applications materials to:
Dr. Karie Scrogin, Ph.D
Discover Pharmacology Program
Loyola University Chicago
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, IL   60153


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