Undergraduate Student Resources

Undergraduate students at UAB and other institutions have the opportunity to conduct research in labs affiliated with Graduate Biomedical Sciences through the following offices and programs:

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

For undergraduate students currently enrolled at UAB, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is your one-stop clearinghouse for undergraduate research. They promote and facilitate research, scholarship, and creative activities by undergraduate students across all disciplines at UAB. OUR provides information and tools necessary to educate undergraduate students about research, help them find and engage in fulfilling research opportunities, and assist students in communicating their findings.

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program

SIBS is an eight-week summer research program for students entering their junior or senior year of undergrad.  The program will provide the opportunity to be instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant clinical and scientific community.  You do not need to be a UAB student to apply.  Participants are provided a stipend and housing.

Summer Program in Neuroscience (SPIN)

SPIN is a ten-week summer neuroscience research program for students entering their junior or senior year of undergrad.  The program provides an immersive summer research experience including the opportunity to learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research program and professional development training.  You do not need to be a UAB student to apply.  Participants are provided a stipend, housing, a food allowance, and some travel assistance to and from Birmingham.