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Undergraduate Research Week is April 11-15, 2016

Are you an Undergraduate Student with a passion for research, and interested in pathways to an exciting career in biomedical research?

The Council on Undergraduate Research, a nonprofit professional organization with almost 10,000 members from more than 650 colleges and universities, invites you to view a webinar presented by Blake Wiedenheft, PhD on his career path and research on the role of CRISPR in bacterial responses to bacteriophage infections.

 CUR invites you to follow the career journey of Dr. Blake Weidenheft, and his use of the CRISPR gene-editing tool (… Read more about Undergraduate Research Week is April 11-15, 2016

Highlights from the 2015 Life Sciences Spring Bash

by Margaret A. Lynch

Piglets, bunnies, goats, and ducklings frolicking in the BioLabs courtyard?

These creatures added to the convivial scene at the Second Annual Life Sciences Spring Bash. Under partially sunny skies on a Friday afternoon in early May, hundreds of undergraduates, advisors, staff, and faculty gathered in the BioLabs Courtyard to celebrate the Life Sciences Community at Harvard. The Life Sciences Student Advisory Board, a committee of undergraduate Life Sciences concentrators, and the Life Sciences Undergraduate Education Office organized and sponsored the… Read more about Highlights from the 2015 Life Sciences Spring Bash

Registration is open for the National Symposium for the Advancement of Women in STEM

by Margaret A. Lynch

Registration is open for the 2015 National Symposium for the Advancement of Women in STEM on April 11 at Harvard University in Cambridge.

Highlights of the event include keynote presentations by Dr. Marcia McNutt, geophysicist and Editor-in-Chief of Science; Dr. Polly Matzinger, Senior Investigator, T Cell Tolerance & Memory Section, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID, NIH; and Dr. Stefanie Tellex, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Brown University.

In addition to these presentations,… Read more about Registration is open for the National Symposium for the Advancement of Women in STEM

Building a Satisfying Career in Science: Advice to Undergraduate Researchers from Dr. Marcia McNutt

by Margaret A. Lynch


Dr. Marcia McNutt presented the opening keynote address at the 2015 National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University. Her talk, entitled Building a satisfying career in science: how I stumbled into mine, so you don’t need to stumble into yours, offered sage advice to the conference attendees.

McNutt has had a wide-ranging and inspirational career. In 2013 she became the 19th editor and the first woman Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine, a top-tier group of primary research journals. To that position she brings a… Read more about Building a Satisfying Career in Science: Advice to Undergraduate Researchers from Dr. Marcia McNutt

The National Collegiate Research Conference: January 22-24, 2015

by Margaret A. Lynch

Undergraduate researchers from colleges and universities throughout the United States will present their latest research findings in science, engineering, the humanities, and social sciences from January 22-24, 2015 at the National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University. This conference is planned and organized by undergraduate members of the Harvard College Undergraduate Association (HCURA).

Jimmy Lin, class of 2017, declares, “NCRC really shines a spotlight on hardworking students who have… Read more about The National Collegiate Research Conference: January 22-24, 2015

Summer Research Opportunities Abound!

By Margaret A. Lynch

Are you an undergraduate who’d like to do life sciences research in the summer? If so, there is a multitude of summer research programs available for you. Most application deadlines fall in December through early March, so now is a great time to investigate your options and apply. You can view program listings and funding options on the Life Sciences Undergraduate Education Research Opportunities Pages. Here are some of your options:

Programs for Students… Read more about Summer Research Opportunities Abound!

2014 LSURF a Success!

by Margaret A. Lynch, PhD

In November several hundred members of the Harvard community congregated at the Knafel Center for the fifth annual Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair (aka the “LSURF”). Here Harvard faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students presented posters of their lab’s research to an… Read more about 2014 LSURF a Success!