SJSU Research Opportunities

*Research not required by all medical schools, however many of the top institutions hold this in high regard.


MARC/RISE - The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program is designed to provide training for students to apply for admission into Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Contact Dr. Leslee Parr for more information. The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) seeks to increase the capacity of students underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to complete Ph.D. degrees in these fields. Contact Dr. Karen Singmaster for more information.


RUMBA - The REU program at San Jose State University, called Research by Undergraduates using Molecular Biology Applications (RUMBA), will engage ten undergraduate students each summer in a ten-week research program focused on molecular biology applications. Faculty members with expertise in the areas of genetics, molecular evolution, molecular environmental microbiology, neuroscience, cell and molecular developmental biology, and forensics will mentor students. Click here for more information.


Contact Professors!

Many of our professors are involved in research. You should look into their research topics and contact them appropriately to see if they are accepting students. Keep in mind that each professor has different requirements to work in their lab. 

Other Research Opportunities

Below are sources that provide compiled lists of various undergrauate research opportunities. It is important to find programs that best match your interests.


AAMC - Click here.


Co-op/Internship and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences - Click here.


Bowling Green State University - Click here.