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MUSC Department of Neuroscience seeking undergraduate researchers

The Reichel Lab in the Department of Neuroscience at MUSC is looking for undergraduate students to conduct research. The members of the lab study the neurobiology of addiction with emphasis on stress, sex differences, and empathy using rodent models. Students will be active members of the research team and participate in experimental design, execution, and data analysis. Dr. Reichel has worked with multiple Honors students on Honors Immersed projects and Bachelor’s Essays. The time commitment is estimated to be between 6 and 15 hours per week, best completed in the morning and early afternoon. No research experience required; Freshman-Juniors are eligible.

If interested, please send a resume, your availability for next semester, and a brief statement describing your academic interests to Jordan Carter ( no later than January 1st, 2018. Also, feel free to contact Jordan with any questions or concerns.

Posted on December 8, 2017 in Research

MIT Amgen Scholars

What: Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.

When: June – August (exact dates TBA)

To Apply: The application can be found here. Deadline to apply is February 1st, 2018.

More information can be found from the program flier and website.

Posted on November 30, 2017 in Internships & Jobs, Research

MUSC – Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program Application!


What: The DART (Drug Abuse Research Training) summer program is a structured 10-week, mentored training program for medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students at MUSC, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This project’s goal is to introduce promising students to research, both basic science and clinical in nature, and afford them the opportunity to work closely with a research mentor and his/her investigative team. This fellowship provides a $3,500 stipend.

To Apply: The application can be found here. Submissions must include a CCV and a 1-2 page personal statement.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

For more information on this opportunity, visit the program’s website.

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at MUSC

What: The MUSC Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a 10-week research and educational based program run by the College of Graduate Studies on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina. The purpose of the SURP is to promote access to graduate education and to enhance specific skills that are required for success in a subsequent MS, PHD or an MD/PhD in Biomedical Sciences. MUSC offers this valuable opportunity to academically talented and motivated students who confirm a strong interest in graduate and/or doctoral studies.

When: May 29, 2018 to August 3, 2018

To Apply: The application can be found here. The deadline to submit applications is January 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

More information on this opportunity can be found on the program’s website.

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Research

Research Opportunity at MUSC

Undergraduate volunteer research opportunity in cardiovascular developmental biology

Who: Preferably sophomores interested in research opportunities for the independent study and/or Bachelor’s Essay.

To Apply: Please send resume to Sr. Sugi ( Associate Professor in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at the Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Center, MUSC.  Please indicate your GPA.


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Current Research Focus for Volunteer Student Researchers

  • Study the role of BMP signaling in cardiovascular development using genetically engineered mouse models.

Key Words: Cardiovascular Development, BMP signaling, Endocardial Cushions, Cell Lineage Determination, Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs). Genetically Engineered Mouse Model, Primary Cell Culture.

Approach: DNA extraction and PCR (genotyping). RNA extraction and quantitative RT-PCR. Histology. Immunohistochemistry. Amira Reconstruction. Microscopy.

*** Please visit web: and send resume to with reference contacts. Please include your GPA.

Posted on September 26, 2017 in Research

Research Assistant

What: Research assistant needed for projects in the Departments of Biochemistry and Drug Discovery at MUSC. Projects involve chemical synthesis, enzyme kinetics, and microbiology. A strong background in chemistry / biochemistry is preferred, but a strong desire to learn may be a suitable substitute. This is currently an unpaid opportunity, but if the student remains on the project long-term and contributes significantly to its success, it will present opportunities for authorship on abstracts and in peer-reviewed publications.
Please Contact: Jonathan Turner (MD PhD candidate at MUSC, for information.

Posted on August 29, 2017 in Research

Cognitive Neuroscience Research

What:musc_campus The Eckert laboratory ( is seeking students to assist with research on neural systems that support attention and intention in human subjects. Research activities will include the analysis of cognitive persistence and neuroimaging data for studies on age-related changes in speech recognition. Students will learn about the cognitive neuroscience of aging, age-related changes in hearing and speech recognition, and neuroimaging data collection and analysis.

Where: MUSC Eckert Laboratory

To Apply: Please contact Mark Eckert at

Posted on August 3, 2017 in Research

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