Undergraduate Research Projects

Undergraduate students may undertake a research project as part of their degree program and also receive course credit for the experience (MMG 197/198, 297/298). Students will choose a laboratory in which to perform their research and work with the faculty member (Course Director) to select a project and to set expectations, scope, and parameters for the project. The student’s Academic Adviser will also be kept abreast of the project's progress. Projects may be submitted to the CALS Academic Awards Committee for consideration for the CALS Distinguished Undergraduate Research (DUR) Award. Learn about Undergraduate Research Projects Details

Here are a few past project examples:

Danielle Allen Molecular Characterization of the EWI-2 Fusion Inhibitory Mechanism  - with Markus Thali, Ph.D. (MMG)

Victoria Primavera Testing the Function of PA3094: A SphR-like Transcriptional Regulator in Pseudomonas aeruginosa - with Matt Wargo, Ph.D. (MMG)

Morgan McCord  Structurally Critical Elements for MutY DNA Glycosylase Recognition of Specific Damage Sites - with Andrea Lee, Ph.D. (MMG)


Students, Course Director and Academic Advisers will need to complete and sign the Undergraduate Research Cover Sheet and Syllabus - 2022  

To learn more about undergraduate research projects and opportunities, contact the Course Director

"Being in a small department means it’s easy to build relationships with your professors and classmates, and it allows for a lot of opportunities. I was able to conduct undergraduate research, do an internship, and be a teaching assistant during my time in the MMG department."

-Hannah (Microbiology '19)

Hannah Hatch