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The SRF Summer Scholars Program

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and macular degeneration. Under the guidance of one or more scientific mentors, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as tissue engineering, genetic engineering, and science policy. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of not only laboratory skills but also communication skills as well. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. Additionally, a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the summer will provide students with an opportunity to present their results to scientists from other research institutions.


Paid positions are available at such world-renowned research institutions as:

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Harvard Stem Cell Institute/Harvard School of Medicine

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Scripps Research Institute, SRF Research Center

SRF Research Center

Stanford University

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine


The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 2, 2015. A downloadable program flyer is available at Please share the flyer and/or email with your students or other departments who you think would be interested in this research opportunity. If requested, a low resolution version that is more amenable to posting can be provided.


If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact me at