Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

For nearly 40 years, the Department of Pharmacology has sponsored a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) designed to introduce college students to basic laboratory research. This 10-week program is sponsored by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). This program is dedicated to rising juniors and seniors who major in biomedical sciences, including but not limited to chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, and others.  We aim at providing students with background essential for a career in post-graduate Ph.D., Pharm.D., or MD.Ph.D. programs. Our mission is to train and foster the next generations of researchers or medical or pharmacy doctors who will have a deep understanding and understanding for the scientific basis of their careers.


The application itself is electronic and automatically sent when the online form is submitted. 

  • Applications will be accepted Nov. 1st, 2023 - Jan. 15th, 2024
  • The program begins May 28th, 2024 and ends July 30th, 2024
  • Two reference letters need to be sent directly to Dr. Marcin Golczak at

Application Deadline Jan. 15th, 2024

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Transcripts must be mailed to:

SURP Admissions
Attn: Dr. Marcin Golczak
Wood Bldg., W321
Department of Pharmacology
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-4965

or email in a pdf format to Dr. Marcin Golczak at