Undergraduate Research

image of students working at a lab bench

Undergraduate students who have worked in Neurosciences Department labs have published first-authored papers on their research in biomedical journals, won awards, been admitted to top-ranking medical and graduate schools (including CWRU), and most importantly, learned how the brain works.

We offer outstanding research opportunities to CWRU undergraduates. If you are interested in performing research at the SOM as an undergraduate student, you should:

  1. Carefully read the course description for the research course you would like to take.
  2. Consult the list of SOM Undergraduate Research Faculty below, and contact Ashley Nemes PhD, or David Friel PhD to request research forms.
  3. Research possible faculty mentors by first checking out their web page and research interests.
  4. Arrange to meet with the faculty members whose labs you are considering. 
  5. Discuss potential projects with your potential faculty mentor. 
  6. If a project is identified that is of mutual interest, work out a plan for the project, as described in the course description
  7. Fill out the appropriate forms, get them signed, and submit them to Ashley Nemes PhD or David Friel PhD.
  8. Sign up for the research course you would like to take. Permission will be granted by Dr. Nemes or Dr. Friel.