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Departmental Research Opportunities

We provide our students, and students from across Penn State, the opportunity to perform undergraduate research and work with faculty on cutting-edge research projects.  More than 75 undergraduate researchers enroll in Independent Research each semester and gain valuable experience working in a lab.

Independent Research

Student presenting research at a poster session

Students have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to conduct research within a research lab,We under the mentorship of a BMB faculty member. Students who engage in undergraduate research for 3 semesters, or 2 semesters plus a summer, can draft a thesis and apply for a certificate in research distinction (SCIRES).

First-Year Research Experiences

TA and instructor look at bacterial plate

BMB offers exciting opportunities for students to engage in early research experiences.

Research Resources

Boucke Building

Penn state offers a number of resources to help students identify a research opportunity just for them.

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