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.

Fellowships & Educational Opportunities

Stanford Precision Medicine and Cloud Computing Certificate Program [Special Offer]

Start learning about the fascinating world of Precision Medicine from Stanford research scientists on Stanford Data Ocean. You will discover how deep data is revolutionizing the future of healthcare by harnessing diverse biomedical datasets and cutting-edge AI/ML techniques. Once you achieve a passing grade on the certificate exam, you will receive the certificate from the Department of Genetics at Stanford University.

This program welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, with no prerequisites required. Whether you’re a high-school student, undergraduate, MD, MS, PhD candidate, or an adult learner seeking to delve into Precision Medicine, this course provides a solid foundation.

The Stanford certificate program for Precision Medicine and Cloud Computing is the first, serverless education platform for learning advanced concepts in bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, wearables, and other data sciences.  They are currently taking scholarship applications. Students who qualify can take the program for free.  

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfi6ucNOQZwRLDjX_ZMScpkX-ct_p2i8ylP24JYoMlgR8Kz_Q/viewform

PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health (BPH) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The BPH program emphasizes interdisciplinary basic research spanning from molecular biology to human populations. BPH students develop individualized research projects focused on defining the molecular underpinnings of human health and disease by employing cutting-edge approaches in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, genomics, metabolic biology, physiology, immunology, biophysics, computational and systems biology, and bioengineering. A central goal of the research in this program, whether basic or translational, is the improved understanding, prevention, and treatment of the most common and impactful global health threats.
The program encompasses laboratories and faculty mentors in the Departments of Environmental Health, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases, Molecular Metabolism, and Nutrition. Major areas of investigation include: 

While the program roots cut across the entire range of biological sciences, the research also employs core quantitative disciplines (e.g., biostatistics and epidemiology), as well as approaches that bridge biology, chemistry, engineering, and computation. Students attracted to this program generally share this interdisciplinary interest and a desire to confront the most pressing health issues of our time.

All students admitted into this training program are provided full tuition, health insurance and stipend support. Our graduates hold distinguished positions in academia, industry, government, and other arenas of life science research, consulting, communications and policy. The application deadline for the 2024-25 Academic Year is December 1, 2023. 
Please note: The BPH program does not require or consider the GRE as part of its application process. In addition, applicants who are non-native English speakers and who received their undergraduate degree from an academic institution where English is not the primary language of instruction now have the option to submit scores for the International English Language Testing System - Academic test (IELTS) as proof of English proficiency.
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:

October 4, 4:00-5:00 pm EST: Register now to join the discussion

November 6, 10:00-11:00 am EST: Register now to join the discussion

Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) Open Houses:

October 3 (Details and sign-up information TBA)
5:00 – 7:00 pm (Admission panel from 5:00-6:00 and BPH break out room from 6:00-7:00 pm)

November 1 (Details and sign-up information TBA)
5:00 – 7:00 pm (Admission panel from 5:00-6:00 and BPH break out room from 6:00 – 7:00 pm)

BPH Attendance at National Conferences:

Natonal Diversity in STEM  (SACNAS) Conference
October 26-28, 2023 – Portland, Oregon

ABRCMS Conference
November 15-18, 2023Phoenix, Arizona

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

Duke Neurobiology Graduate Training Program

The Duke Neurobiology Graduate Training Program is actively seeking prospective students with diverse training in neuroscience, biology, math, physics, computer science, engineering, as well as other life science related disciplines. Comprehensive information about our program, including admission requirements, can be found online www.neuro.duke.edu.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to explore our website to explore our interdisciplinary program, 47 training faculty across 15 departments, exciting research opportunities, and the vibrant academic communities at Duke University. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, conference travel support, high standard of living in the city of Durham, NC, #3 in Best Places to Live. The GRE is no longer required for the Duke Neurobiology Program and application fee waivers are available. International students are encouraged to apply!

The deadline for the upcoming academic year is November 30, 2023. Apply here!

4th Annual FUTURE Ignited Program

On October 7, Caltech will host the 4th annual FUTURE Ignited program. Caltech recognizes that the diversity of background, experience, and thought is essential to achieving and maintaining scientific excellence. The FUTURE Ignited program is designed to support and encourage aspiring graduate students by providing the opportunity to learn more about graduate programs at Caltech and, more broadly, the graduate school admissions process. Students are able to register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5FTWBBS

Opportunity for SENIORS

Studying Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College

In 2023 OVC ranked6th in the world for veterinary science, 3rd in North America and FIRST in Canada. As you probably know, we are fully AVMA accredited and are the oldest veterinary college in Canada and the US. 2023 marks our 161st year. We have close to 0% attrition here, and our students have consistently one of the highest rates of success in the NAVLE (the licensing exam for veterinarians).    All of our admission information is on our website, and on our site we talk about fees and resources. We have a wonderful peer helper for international applicants from our program, and she is graduate of Wellesley College from California. She can chat with interested students about life as a US student in our veterinary program. We also have an international student advisor that can help US students with organizing their transition into Canada, and a Facebook group where the incoming students share advice and get to know each other.  

Job Opportunities

Interested in sharing your passions with high schoolers?

Splash at Yale is an educational outreach organization that runs a program each semester for students from all over the Northeast. All of the classes are taught by Yale students, and cover all sorts of topics ranging from The Geography of Happiness to Epigenetics to The Fibonacci Sequence to An Introduction to Skepticism. Teaching is a small time commitment but has a huge impact on our students! 
On November 11th, we will be holding our Fall program, where middle and high school students from all over the country will come take classes from Yale students like you. Teacher registration for Splash is currently open. Our deadline for teacher registration is September 30th. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our website or email us at yalesplash@gmail.com. We hope to see you at Splash!