Summer Research

Picnic in Jaharis Courtyard

Summer research experiences can be crucial in shaping future careers.  The Sackler School and its faculty welcome undergraduates interested in experiencing laboratory research first hand.  Many students elect to pursue an interest in research during the summer months and the Sackler School provides several summer opportunities.  Additional opportunities for visiting students or Tufts undergraduates interested in participating in research laboratories during the academic year are also available.  These latter opportunities can be coordinated by contacting individual faculty members or the Sackler School Dean's Office. 

Summer Programs

Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) for Undergraduates

The BDBS summer research program is designed to provide undergraduates with hands-on, mentored research experience.  Participants also receive career advice and participate in organized career exploration and social activities.

Medical Student Research

Medical student research involvement is welcomed at any time.  An organized program is available for medical students who have completed the first year of medical school.  Students compete for fellowships to support basic, translational or clinical research during the summer between the first and second year of medical school.

Other Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Our undergraduate research opportunities are traditionally designed to accommodate Tufts University students who are considering a career in biomedical sciences but are open to individuals from other academic institutions.  Tufts students interested in the Summer Scholars summer research program should consider training in Sackler laboratories among their many opportunities.

Health Science Campus

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The Health Sciences Campus is home to Sackler, the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center and several research institutes.


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