Research & field experiences
Northwestern biology professors are involved in their own research and often invite students to participate as Junior Scholars. You’ll earn a stipend working together as peers and possibly get a mention when the prof publishes or presents research findings.
You might fight parasites in developing countries by assisting Dr. Ralph Davis, world-renowned roundworm researcher. Dr. Davis’s grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) enables him to hire exceptional students to participate in his research on parasitic nematodes.
Spend the summer in Santa Cruz studying stream ecology with Dr. Laurie Furlong. Or tag along with Dr. Todd Tracy as he studies water quality in northwest Iowa rivers and streams.
Science students can also spend summers doing paid research at universities across the U.S. Your Northwestern professors will help you find and land fellowships in labs conducting research funded by the National Science Foundation and NIH. Science students have joined university research teams studying cancer, neurobiology, and DNA replication, repair and mutagenesis.