LSURF poster event

LSURF 2015

The Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair (LSURF): FAQs 

What is the Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair (LSURF)?
The Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair is a poster session where Harvard-affiliated laboratories showcase their current research projects to Harvard College undergraduates. Groups come from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, McLean Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Why do we organize the LSURF?
The LSURF facilitates scientific discussions between Harvard undergraduates and Harvard graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and other researchers. The fair is an effective way both for undergraduates to meet many scientists and learn about their cutting-edge life sciences research and for scientists to describe and explain their experimental approaches. The fair benefits both undergraduates and Harvard’s life science researchers. Many undergraduates report finding a host lab at the fair, and the Harvard scientists who present a poster relish the chance to speak with a large number of undergraduates, some of whom join their research groups.

When is the LSURF?
The LSURF is typically held in November of each year. This timing gives students time to find a host lab and apply for summer research fellowships, which typically have deadlines in January, February, or March.

Where is the LSURF?
In 2015, the LSURF was in the Knafel Center (formerly known as the Radcliffe Gymnasium) in the Radcliffe quadrangle at 10 Garden Street, Cambridge. The location for the 2016 event will be finalized in early fall.

How can I find out more?
Contact Dr. Margaret A. Lynch, Associate Director of Science Education, or Dr. Anna Babakhanyan, Science Undergraduate Research Advisor, to find out more.

The Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair (LSURF)

  • Want to Find Research that Excites You?

    Come and See Researchers in the Life Sciences

  • Talk to Peers

    Share Ideas and Network at LSURF

  • Come, Join Us!

    Let Our Friendly Concentration Support Help Guide You in the Right Direction

  • See What All the Talk's About

    Talk in-depth about Research before You Decide on a Lab

  • Labs Are Looking for You!

    This is the Time for You to See Exactly What You Could be doing In the Lab

  • Nine Concentrations, Find the Right Lab for You!

    Whatever your Interest, you'll find it at LSURF