Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Purpose

To introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research through authentic, mentored research experiences.

Program Outline

Summer research at the Pacific University School of Pharmacy Research Lab is a dynamic experience that brings together undergraduate researchers, third-year pharmacy students, PharmD/MS students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, research lab staff, and visiting scientists.  Each summer, five students will be appointed as American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows at Pacific University.  This recognition comes with a financial award of $2,800 and the chance to present their work at a national conference.

Each appointed fellow will be matched with a faculty mentor from the Pacific University School of Pharmacy, who will guide them through a learner-centered pharmacology-based research project.

Each fellow is expected to complete a minimum ten-week summer research training program encompassing a diversity of enrichment activities, such as: research seminars, technical demonstrations; elevator pitch competitions, poster presentations, social events, and field trips to local industries and academic institutions. 

Faculty Mentors

Faculty who serve in the ASPET SURF Program engage in active mentorship to support student research across the following specialties:

Mentor Research Area
Brendan Stamper, PhD (Program Director) Toxicology
Nicola Carter, PhD Parasitology
Leslie Devaud, PhD Neuropharmacology
Mike Espiritu, PhD Peptide Chemistry
John P. Harrelson, PhD Drug Metabolism
Deepa A. Rao, PhD Pharmaceutics
Sigrid Roberts, PhD Parasitology

Admissions Requirements

The following materials are required to be considered for the Pacific University ASPET SURF program:

  • Completed Application Form: Submission deadline of March 15, 2019.
  • Short essay: Allows us to learn more about you and your professional goals
  • Resume/CV

Please mail, drop off, or email all application materials to Dr. Brendan Stamper using the contact information below.

Additional Information

For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact the program director, Dr. Brendan Stamper, by email.
 

Contact Us

Dr. Brendan Stamper
Program Director, ASPET SURF
Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Pacific University

222 S.E. 8th Avenue #451
Hillsboro, OR 97123
stamperb@pacificu.edu