When we say we’re serious about undergrad research, this is what we're talking about...

Research student looking in a microscope

Case Western Reserve University is among the top 20 private research institutions for federal R&D expenditures. (Translation: We do a ton of research, and that means a lot of research opportunities for our undergraduate students.)

When we say we’re serious about our undergrads taking on real research, we mean it, and have the results to prove it. More than 80 percent of CWRU undergrads participate in research and creative endeavors. 

Undergraduate research was recently on (virtual) display during our semi-annual Intersections research symposium, where more than 100 CWRU undergraduate student researchers in the sciences and pre-med track presented their work, like:

  • Changes in expression profiles of energy metabolism and cellular calcium balance genes in the mammalian inner ear during development
  • Analysis of functional relationships of cancer driver gene networks
  • Diet breadth and the range shifts of Ohio butterfly species
  • Phytochemistry of Crocus sativus and its potential applications in modern medicine
  • The impact of Trikafta (R) on gastrointestinal and hepatic function in cystic fibrosis patients

What will you research? Get to know more about what your future would be like at CWRU. Take a virtual tour and join us for an online event.