Undergraduate Opportunities

Research Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students to carry out research in the laboratory of a faculty member in MCDB. A broad spectrum of state-of-the-art research activities is performed at Yale in the MCDB department and in related departments including the Yale School Medicine. This research is in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, neurobiology, physiology, computational plant sciences biology, and evolution. All interested students are encouraged to participate in research.

Fellowship/Educational Opportunities

Biological Engineering PhD program at the University of Colorado Boulder

        Chemical & Biological Engineering                     Biological Engineering Ph.D.

Pasteur - Paris University International Doctoral program, for students beginning in October 2021.

Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City, MO).   If you know any outstanding candidates with a passion for research in cellular, molecular or developmental biology, please forward this email and the links below! 

  1. Live Q&A with faculty and current students.  Discover the unique benefits of PhD training at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

Exploring Graduate Education at Stowers- Session 1 (October 22, 4PM CST)

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d1IqvN9RRKqVVQVivwJ70w

Exploring Graduate Education at Stowers- Session 2 (October 28, 12PM CST)

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_flaNhXDOQTa_6CybbSWo4g

  1. Stowers PhD Program.  Our graduate school offers an innovative research-intensive PhD program that combines excellent faculty and world class laboratories with cutting edge technology centers.   Our initial PhD graduates are already moving on to top notch positions around the world.

Free application open until December 1, 2020!   https://www.stowers.org/gradschool/admissions

  1. Stowers Summer Scholars.  We offer a highly competitive paid 8-week summer internship program for research-oriented undergraduate students.

Free application open until February 1, 2021!   https://www.stowers.org/gradschool/scholars

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute strongly encourages applications from all groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research.   Questions?  education@stowers.org

More information can be found on our website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biological-sciences/ or through these upcoming recruitment events:

BPH Virtual Open Houses:

Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) Open House:

BPH Attendance at National Conferences:

  • National Diversity in STEM  (SACNAS) Conference
    October 19-24, 2020
    via online platform
  • ABRCMS Conference
    November 9-13, 2020
    via online platform

For additional information about the BPH Ph.D. and Summer Intern Program, please contact us at bph@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-4397.

Job Opportunities

Intern with a Yalie founded start-up in the biotech industry this fall.  We have 30 start-ups with Yalie Alums and waiting to take you under their wing  Learn more & apply to the YES Internship Program:  https://linktr.ee/yesatyale 

Summer Intern Opportunities

  • Stowers PhD Program.  Our graduate school offers an innovative research-intensive PhD program that combines excellent faculty and world class laboratories with cutting edge technology centers.   Our initial PhD graduates are already moving on to top notch positions around the world. Free application open until December 2, 2019!  https://www.stowers.org/gradschool/admissions
  • Stowers Summer Scholars.  We offer a highly competitive paid 8-week summer internship program for research-oriented undergraduate students.  Free application open until February 3, 2020!  https://www.stowers.org/gradschool/scholars

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute strongly encourages applications from all groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research.   Questions?  education@stowers.org

ONEXYS for Physics

What is ONEXYS for Physics?

Each year a small number of sophomores, juniors, and seniors, who enroll in intro. physics, struggle significantly with some of the high-school level mathematics that we use in these classes.  In a number of cases, these students’ lack of mathematics skills prevents them from keeping up with the pace of the class, so that they fall behind early in the semester and even the additional resources that we have in place, such as peer tutoring, are not sufficient for them to be fully successful.

To provide help to these students, we are again offering an online program in Summer 2020, modeled on the ONEXYS (Online EXperiences for Yale Scholars) program for incoming first years (http://onexys.yale.edu), which provides structured online math training, and leads to significant student learning gains.

ONEXYS for Physics is aimed at current Yale students planning to take physics this coming Fall. Over the summer, participants in this program will receive access to online content, including videos, real-time discussions with other students in the program, advice and mentoring from math- and physics-savvy Yale students who serve as coaches, and a variety of problem sets, quizzes and other assessments to help them enhance their mathematics skills in preparation for intro. physics.

Although sometimes students avoid or delay asking for needed extra help, because they are concerned about what the instructors will think, we would like to emphasize that participation in this program will only be viewed positively by the intro. physics instructors.

We ask that any students who may be interested register their interest via: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vnhyfX6nEnXTH5s43JHxl4vzWBvjQTdK1BJTYP5UtmA/prefill

We also have a web page:  https://physics.yale.edu/academics/undergraduate-studies/summer-onexys-physics

Interested students will be asked to take an online diagnostic before admission into the program in order to ensure a proper match between the program and students’ mathematics skills. The program will run for 6 weeks from late June through early August, and will involve between 5 and 10 hours work per week for participating students.

Students can participate from anywhere in the world, so long as they have a reliable internet connection.

Simon Mochrie, Professor of Physics