The purpose of the program is to give undergraduate students from any institution who have an interest in pursuing a future career in biomedical research the chance to work in a laboratory and perform a research project during the summer. The 10-week program offers students the opportunity to work closely with Texas A&M College of Medicine faculty on research projects in basic or clinical science disciplines. The students are matched with a faculty mentor in their area of interest. The student will assist a faculty mentor with a research project gaining insight into the development and implementation of biomedical research.

Additionally, the program features group activities outside the laboratory, including weekly meetings in which principles of scientific investigation, publication, research funding, ethical aspects of human and animal experimentation, regulatory issues, and peer-review will be discussed. Students will also have the opportunity to attend scientific seminars and workshops. Faculty mentors are located on the College of Medicine campuses in Bryan, College Station, Temple, and Houston.

Program Dates

May 21 - July 27, 2018


Research Day

The Research Day is the accumulation of all the hard work participants have put in throughout the summer. It is a one day event where they get to present their research to judges, students and faculty. Awards will be given for the best presentations. The Research Day will also include lunch and a keynote speaker.


The objectives of this program are substantial and rigorous and require full-time student commitment. Participants are expected to complete the entire program and present their projects at Research Day.


Program participants will receive a stipend of $4,000 for the 10-week program period. The stipend will be dispersed in two installments of $2,000.

Campus Contacts

Bryan/College Station Houston Temple
Dr. Brett Mitchell
Summer Research Program Director
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
361A Reynolds Medical Building
College Station TX, 77843-11143
Phone: 979.436.0751
Dr. David Huston
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Clinical Science and Translational Research Institute
2121 W. Holcombe Blvd, Suite 803
Houston, TX 77030-3303
Phone: 713.677.8100
Dr. Xu Peng
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Medical Research Building
702 SW HK Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX 76504
Phone: 254.742.7176
Mary Ann Wolff
Summer Research Program Coordinator
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Medical Research and Education Building
8447 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 1001
Bryan, TX 77807-1359

American Heart Association Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The Texas A&M College of Medicine’s Summer Research Program received support from the American Heart Association SouthWest Affiliate that will provide $4,000 stipends for students to perform cardiovascular research during the 10-week program. The goal of the AHA SURF program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Undergraduate students from Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming are eligible for the fellowships. The top five applicants who indicate their research interest is cardiovascular science and select a laboratory that specializes in cardiovascular research will be designated a Texas A&M Health Science Center AHA SURF Fellow.

Temple Health & Bioscience District Scholars Research Program

Summer Research Program participants who work in one of the research laboratories in Temple, Texas, can become a Temple Health & Bioscience District Scholar. The goal of this program is to provide students with training in the technical aspects of conducting biomedical research by providing a hands on experience. The top applicants who select Temple as their preferred location will be designated a THBD Scholar.