Departmental Research Opportunities
We provide our students, and students from across Penn State, the opportunity to perform undergraduate research and work with faculty on cutting-edge research projects. More than 75 undergraduate researchers enroll in Independent Research each semester and gain valuable experience working in a lab.
Students have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to conduct research within a research lab,We under the mentorship of a BMB faculty member. Students who engage in undergraduate research for 3 semesters, or 2 semesters plus a summer, can draft a thesis and apply for a certificate in research distinction (SCIRES).
A number of BMB courses integrate research projects into the course curriculum.