The Undergraduate Biomedical Research Fellowship 

Diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and other microbial organisms cause widespread suffering throughout the world and in our own communities. At the same time, microbiologists are making breathtaking progress in understanding and combatting infectious pathogens through innovative molecular, biochemical, and computational technologies.

To help meet the urgent need for talented new scientists to face these challenges, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport has established the Undergraduate Biomedical Research Fellowship Program.  

Through this competitive summer fellowship program, students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences in cutting-edge biomedical research laboratories at LSU Health Shreveport under the mentorship of nationally recognized leaders in microbiology and immunology research.  

Fellows will work with their mentors to create a scientific question to serve as the focus of their project. They will then use the Fellowship period during the summer to find experimental answers to their question.  Late in the summer, Fellows will be invited to participate in the Summer Biomedical Research Symposium to present their research findings.

In addition to laboratory research, Fellows will participate along with LSU Health Shreveport Microbiology and Immunology graduate students in seminars, journal clubs, and other scientific experiences to deepen their understanding of microbiology and immunology.

Stipends ($12/hour) will be provided to all Fellows.

Start and end dates can be flexible according to the Fellow’s academic calendar, but the term of the fellowship will be 8-12 weeks in the summer.

The 2019 Fellowship competition has closed. Information to apply for the 2020 competition will be available soon. Review of applications will begin January 2020.

An unofficial undergraduate transcript, personal statement, and the names and contact information of at least two academic references will be required.

Microbiology and Immunology