UT Southwestern Medical Center

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

Greetings from Dallas, Texas! I am writing to tell you about five summer undergraduate research programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center. For the 26th consecutive year, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The goal of SURF is to give 100 undergraduate students an intensive, 10-week research experience in a world class research environment. Students immerse themselves in the laboratory and work on individual research projects with UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty. Most areas of modern biomedical engineering, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, development, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, stem cell and pharmacology are represented The SURF website can be found at .


Lab Technical Assistant

March 2017 Dallas, TX
“Tons of independence and collaboration, I was given the opportunity to be just as involved as all of the post-docs and grad students. Thanks to that I have tons of skills and authorship on two big papers, maybe a third, pending. NOTE: Because of the freedom academia allows its researchers, your experience here is completely dependent on the PI you end up with. The resulting experiences could be wildly different from mine depending on how that PI likes to run his/her lab.”

Patient Care Technician

June 2018 Dallas, TX
“I love working at UTSW the work environment is great and I love what we stand for as a healthcare system!”
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