After Arrival

Within 3 days of your arrival, you must contact Cairn Lindloff ( to confirm your arrival to the US, as per your Onboarding To-Do list. She will initiate your immigration validation and schedule your orientation meeting which will include information about applying for a Social Security Card at the Social Security Administration in town.

You will continue to work through your Onboarding To-Do list items.

Dr. Sean Ward will meet with you to discuss your research interests and make a laboratory placement decision. After your lab placements are made you will begin your 1 year research internship working in your new mentor's laboratory. More information on laboratory placements can be found in the next tab.

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).