Program Assignment

Dr. Sean Ward will be meeting with you individually to discuss your interests and assign you a mentor and laboratory. Every effort will be made to closely match your scientific interests with the research performed in individual laboratories. Please think about this carefully. Few changes can be made after assignments are made.

Research Students in lab

IDeA Research Center

IDeA grants are unique program grants with the intent of increasing biomedical research infrastructure and NIH funding in states that are historically underfunded by NIH. 

Undergraduate research student in lab


The International Undergraduate Research Program (IURP) works to promote inter-continental scientific interactions between undergraduate and graduate students broadening student experiences internationally.


Community of Bilingual English Spanish Speakers Exploring Health and Sciences (CBESS) is an interdisciplinary project funded to the University of Nevada, Reno by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).