The Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Program is a ten-week summer research training program for undergraduates with interests in biomedical and health sciences research. The SRP began in 2003 and has grown to include faculty research laboratories in the Departments of Biomedical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science and Speech Pathology and Audiology in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University. This is a unique opportunity for undergraduates to become immersed in an independent research experience and other enrichment activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the summer. The program is full-time (40 hr/week) and participants receive a $3,500 stipend for their participation.

Student research projects span an array of biomedical and health issues. Please visit the SRP faculty mentor website for a list of participating faculty mentors and a brief description of their research interests.

2016 Program Dates:

Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, August 5, 2016


Applications for summer 2016 are due February 2, 2016 via the SRP online application. Due to website changes, the deadline has been extended to February 2, 2016.

Program Features:

As an SRP participant you can expect to:

  • Conduct an independent research project in a cutting edge research laboratory
  • Work closely with a College of Health Sciences faculty mentor and their research group
  • Participate in research training and career preparation workshops
  • Discuss your research with other students at the weekly data blitz
  • Attend faculty research seminars
  • Get to know your fellow SRP colleagues and faculty through social activities
  • Present your work at the annual Biomedical Sciences Student Research Day at the end of the summer


Current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors are eligible to apply. Seniors who will graduate before the start of the program are not eligible.

Applicants are not limited to students from the Department of Biomedical Sciences or Marquette University. Qualified applicants from any department and/or university will be considered, provided sufficient background and interest in biomedical research is demonstrated. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and have the appropriate documentation. All wages are subject to federal income taxes.

Students are expected to do full-time research as well as participate in all program activities. Due to the full time nature of the program, students are not permitted to take summer classes or hold any outside jobs during the 10 week program.

For more information about the Summer Research Program, contact:

Application Questions:

Ms. Autumn Swanson
Academic Coordinator
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Marquette University
Schroeder Complex 480A
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53210-1881
Tel: 414-288-7329

Program Questions:

Dr. Laurieann Klockow
Summer Research Program Director
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Marquette University
Schroeder Complex 480B
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53210-1881
Tel: (414) 288-6560