Where can research be conducted?

There are a range of options that students can pursue for undergraduate research. The most common option is to do research with a faculty member in the Department of Biology. Other options include doing research at the Wake Forest School of Medicine or doing a summer research internship at another university. Each of these can satisfy the research requirement.

Faculty in the Biology Department conduct research on a wide range of topics, so conducting research with them can look very different depending on which lab you are in. Some labs are located in Winston Hall, others are at Wake Downtown. The general categories that Biology faculty fall into are:

Faculty in the Wake Forest School of Medicine work in a range of areas of health-related research. Your Biology advisor must approve the project before you proceed. To find a lab at the medical school, talk to your peers about labs that they know at the medical school who have hosted Biology students in the past, or check out these sites:

Faculty in other STEM Departments at Wake can also mentor students for biology research for certain projects. Your Biology advisor must approve the project before you proceed. To find a lab in other STEM departments, check out these sites:

Other universities and institutes offer undergraduate research programs that often take place in the summer. You can satisfy your Bio Research requirement by participating in one of those programs with approval from your advisor. Your Biology advisor must approve the project before you proceed and a Bio500E Research Equivalency must be filled out. Check out these resources to help you find summer research programs:

Around the globe as part of study abroad programs. You can satisfy your Bio Research requirement by completing research abroad or research away. Your Biology advisor must approve the project before you proceed and a Bio500E Research Equivalency must be filled out.

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