Vollum/NGP Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Left to right: Jonah Chang, Hephzibah Agunbiande, Maeve Bottoms, Jacob Buursma, and Somarr Elliott

2023 Summer Interns: Left to right: Jonah Chang, Hephzibah Agunbiande, Maeve Bottoms, Jacob Buursma, and Somarr Elliott

The Vollum/NGP Undergraduate Summer Research Program offers summer undergraduate research internships with a stipend that covers housing and living expenses. Preference is given to students with strong interest in Ph.D. training in neuroscience.

Talented young scientists from around the United States and overseas are selected through a competitive application process. Students are partnered with labs where they pursue independent research in molecular, cellular, and behavioral neuroscience. In addition to working in the lab, students attend regular classes on the principles of modern neuroscience, and receive valuable mentoring on applying to graduate school and pursuing careers in science.

Summer interns, Aliya and Jacob, present their summer research during the poster symposium.

Interested applicants can check out participating laboratories by clicking on the Neuroscience Research tab to browse research topics that are available. The program runs for 8 weeks from mid-June to mid-August. A stipend and housing is provided as well as a limited moving reimbursement. International applicants must be enrolled in a US institution prior to the start of the summer program.

The application opens on November 1, 2023 and closes on January 15, 2024.

The OHSU campus also has a Equity Summer Research Program specifically for underrepresented minority students.  Interested students are urged to apply to both programs as students in the OHSU-wide program can work in NGP labs.

2022 Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Paul Barnes, Ph.D.
John Brigande, Ph.D.
Cody Call, Ph.D.
Julian Day-Cooney, Ph.D.
AJ EllingsonSarah Kissiwaa, Ph.D.
Adam Filipowicz
Antoinette Foster, Ph.D.
Sarahi Garza
Alexandra Houser
Taylor Jay, Ph.D.
Jennifer Jenks
Sarah Kissiwaa, Ph.D.
Dan Orlin
Janelle Tobias
Kevin Wright, Ph.D.

Mary Logan, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research
Anusha Mishra, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research
Kevin Wright, Ph.D. – Associate Scientist, Vollum Institute
Sarahi Garza – Neuroscience Graduate Student
Nina Luong – Neuroscience Graduate Student
Tania Miramontes – Neuroscience Graduate Student
Yessica Santana Agreda – Neuroscience Graduate Student

Grad student coordinator and summer interns for 2022
From left to right: Sarahi Garza, grad student coordinator; Aliya Ghassaei, 2022 summer intern; Jacob Reusch, 2022 summer intern; Hannah Arey, 2022 summer intern; Rachel Weirnick, 2022 summer intern; and Maria Zhu, 2022 summer intern.