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Health Science Campus
3000 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614
For information on the Clinical Research SURF Program please click here
Class of 2013
This is your chance to experience a potential career in biomedical research. The fellowship includes 10 weeks of experimental study in a research laboratory. Weekly luncheons are provided with faculty and graduate student led discussions on relevant topics such as: "Tools for Succeeding in Graduate School," "Obesity: A Weapon for Mass Destruction," "Immunotherapy," and "Genomics and Proteomics in Biomedical Research." This will allow you to discover your research talents and provide experience for deciding on a scientific research career.
The due date for application, transcripts and 2 letters of recommendation is March 7, 2014.
Please have official transcripts and two letters of recommendation sent to :
University of Toledo HSC
3000 Arlington Ave. Mail Stop #1010
Toledo, Ohio 43614
For information on the Clinical Research SURF Program go to www.utoledo.edu/med/md/admissions/srp.html
Cancer Stem Cells
|Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases|
Aerobic Running Capacity and Cardiac Performance
|Infection, Immunity and Transplantation|
Biology and Pathogenesis of Microbes
Host Response to Infection
Innate and Adaptive Immunity
|Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders|
|Cell Signaling and Secretion
Functional Confocal Microscopy
Ion Channel Regulation
Mechanisms of Neurological Disease
Molecular Development and Stem Cell Biology
Nervous System Plasticity
Neuropharmacology, Drug Abuse
Pain Mechanisms, Regeneration, and Repair
Somatosensory System Function
Transcriptional Regulation of Neural Genes
Comments From Past Participants
"This summer has changed my outlook for the future." "Working one-on-one with people in the lab has been a great experience."
"It's not like college lab courses where things are laid out for you in advance."
"This program gives me (students) a chance to test-drive a career in science, basic research and get paid for it."
"I've always wanted to get into research and by getting my foot in the door, I know exactly what I want to do from here on out."
"This program was a rich opportunity to conduct research in a field that interested me and be advised by leading scientists."
"It's incredible how much is going on at MUO in research."
"The fellowship allowed me to discover what research talents and skills I have, plus experience that will help decide on a lab career."
"Beyond the lab, I found the weekly seminar series to be extremely useful for providing insight into several career opportunities in science. This insight has solidified certain career goals and opened doors to new possibilities. I would recommend the program to students interested in challenging themselves mentally and embarking on a fulfilling experience at a premier institution."
Opportunities and Goals
The programs on the Health Science Campus provide opportunities for independent research in an environment that encourages friendly and productive interactions between the students and faculty supervisors. The programs are intended for students with genuine interest in pursuing experimental research careers in biological science.
Hands-on research experience
Internationally recognized faculty
Access to state-of-the-art research equipment
Low student-to-faculty ratio which fosters close working relationships
Personal interaction with current graduate students and post docs
Modern campus in a safe and pleasant suburban community
Summer Openings for 2014
A limited number of openings are now available for the summer of 2014 on a competitive basis. Each accepted student will receive $3,500 for a 10-week period of full-time research beginning June 2 – August 8, 2014. Applications are due by March 7, 2014, with all applicants being notified of their acceptance status no later than April 4, 2014. The program is open to U.S. domestic students only.
Information and Application
Information may be obtained from the office of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship by e-mail at SURF@utoledo.edu, or by phone at 419.383.4181. Please specify the research program of interest on your application.
Online applications can be submitted using the SURF Form