Research Designed for Undergraduates

Apply concepts you learn in the classroom through research opportunities outside the classroom. We believe curious, driven students should advance their academic development through research opportunities designed exclusively for undergraduates. Gaining this research experience while pursuing your undergraduate degree prepares you for the next level of your career path, whether it be entering the workforce or attending a graduate program. These research opportunities teach you to apply biological and chemical concepts to solve real-life problems.

How do I participate in research?

Our dedicated faculty members boast a wide range of research interests and frequently work directly with undergraduate students to conduct research. Our faculty members are experts in fields such as:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Microbiology and immunology
  • Organic physical chemistry
  • Vertebrate biology

We recommend you contact the faculty member you are interested in conducting research with directly at least one semester prior to your planned participation. Many of our students also spend summer semesters conducting research at universities around the country. Previous student research in genome analysis has led to leading recognition at the International Biology Honor Society.

National Science Foundation Research

The National Science Foundation provides stellar opportunities for you to work with scientists at universities across the country through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. REUs introduce you to ideas and research that serve as a solid foundation for postgraduate training in the biochemical and molecular biology fields of study. If you are interested in the program, contact the host university directly.

Mercer Undergraduate Research Scholar Training Initiative

The Mercer Undergraduate Research Scholar Training Initiative is a program designed exclusively for undergraduate students. This 10-week summer program allows you to work alongside our top faculty members while conducting original research on a full-time basis.