International Undergraduate Research Program

Basic science departments at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine have established an International Undergraduate Student Research Program with several Universities in Ireland, England and Scotland. These Universities include The Queens University, Belfast, N. Ireland, The University of Ulster, N. Ireland, The University of Manchester, England and The University of Dundee, Scotland. The objectives of this international program are to promote inter-continental scientific interactions between undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Medicine and broaden student experiences at an international level.

The motivation for this Research Program is based on the numerous years and successful experience of placing undergraduate students into laboratories at the School of Medicine from different universities in Ireland and The British Isles to perform high quality research in the basic sciences.

Research with the School of Medicine covers a wide variety of scientific fields including: Physiology & Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Pathology. Students that accept a position with the Research Program will be assigned a laboratory, mentor and usually a project that encompasses the scientific interests of the assigned laboratory. Students are expected to contribute to the scientific discoveries of the assigned research group and assist in the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication in suitable journals.

The School of Medicine ranks as one of the highest colleges in extramural research funding at the University of Nevada, Reno, as well as in the number of scientific articles published. The School houses several National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program grants such as Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence ("COBREs"), IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and a Program Project Grant (PPG) as well as numerous personal grant awards from the National Institutes of Health. Faculty Members within the School of Medicine publish numerous PubMed-archived scientific articles each year, including top scientific journals in their respective fields.

Students will also have the opportunity of experiencing some of the most outstanding scenery in the United States and participate in numerous outdoor sports that are offered in the Sierra-Nevada mountain range.