About the Program

Our program offers 10 weeks (~40 hrs/week) of intensive practical laboratory research experience in pharmacology with faculty members of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Awardees will attend selected seminars by guest speakers, weekly lectures on basic concepts in pharmacology presented by our faculty as well as laboratory meetings and journal clubs. Students are also expected to prepare a report detailing their project. At the end of the fellowship each student will provide an oral presentation of their work to the Department. Summer research fellows will have an opportunity to compete for travel funds to attend the 2018 meeting of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics to be held in San Diego. Our research fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain valuable biomedical  research experience in pharmacology, particularly when research opportunities in their own college or university are limited.

Applications for the fellowship award are open to undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career in research. We are seeking motivated students who have finished their sophomore or junior year in college, or those who have recently graduated from college and are exploring research as a career choice. Minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

STIPEND: $4,000 will be provided by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics for room, board or travel allowance as the student chooses.
ELIGIBILITY: US citizen or permanent resident who will be enrolled as a Junior or Senior in a baccalaureate program or equivalent in the Fall 2017 term.
NOTIFICATION DATE: First week of April, 2017
PROGRAM SESSION: May 29 - August 4, 2017

Students enrolled in a college or university following the quarter system may delay the start of their fellowship until their school year ends, but they must complete a full 10 full week experience.
Applications must include:

  • An essay of 200 words indicating how this experience would help the applicant achieve their career goals 
  • Official Transcript of credits (sent by the school) 
  • Two letters of recommendation (signed original or PDF sent by mail or emailed by recommender).  If emailed, please indicate "Discover Pharmacology Recommendation" in subject line.
Send all applications materials to:
Dr. Karie Scrogin, Ph.D
Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Loyola University Chicago
Center for Translational Research & Education
2160 S. First Ave., Room 426
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 216-3261