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  • Locations: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UB applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Juniors and exceptional Sophomores
Area of Study: All STEM Majors Term: Summer
Housing Options: On Campus Program Advisor: Olga Crombie
Credits: 6
Program Description:

Cambridge Undergraduate Scholars Program

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We are pleased to announce this summer’s Cambridge Undergraduate Scholars Program. This exciting program matches UB undergraduate researchers with world-renowned faculty members from the University of Cambridge, UK, for an intensive 10-week summer experience. In addition to working with faculty mentors in their respective laboratories, students will take part in exciting experiential learning opportunities that collectively support their goals well beyond the scope of their 10-week experience. There is a possibility of including Medical Research Council (MRC) at Harwell and/or the nearby Oxford University in the program this year.
The program is conducted under the leadership of Dr. Satpal Singh from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He has trained well over a hundred undergraduate students in research in his laboratory at UB, and has been awarded the President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring. He will coordinate with the host laboratories at the above institutions to enhance the students’ research experience, and will participate in their mentoring during their stay there. 

This innovative10-week program features a personalized matching process between students and research mentors. Both the faculty mentors at the host institution and the selected UB students are involved in finalizing laboratory assignments for each individual student.
In addition to laboratory work, students participate in experiential learning opportunities including facilitated visits to area’s iconic academic and cultural institutions, participation in presentations and events, and formalized communication with program director, all culminating in a project report and presentation to both the Cambridge and the UB communities.
The program is competitive and relies on direct applications from students as well as nominations by faculty mentors.  Prior research experience is needed. We are looking for juniors, but exceptionally talented sophomores with prior research experience may be considered.  
Students from all STEM majors who are interested in research experience in biological and biomedical fields, broadly defined, are eligible. Projects available cover a broad range of interests. For example, projects available during 2015 and 2016 summers included those on gene expression, development, neurodegenerative disorders, cell polarity, cell cycle, thermotransduction, calcium signaling, antibiotic resistance, mammalian evolution, anti-predator defenses, chromosome biology, functional genomics, computational genomics and stem cells mediated repair.

Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on Summer. Students participating in the University of Oxford program will need to plan an additional approximately $1,750 for housing.   

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Please contact the Faculty Program Director:

Satpal Singh

This program is currently not accepting applications.