Get involved in life sciences research
Not only is it essential to your education — especially if you want to attend graduate or medical school — but it's fun! By working with mentors who are experts in their fields, you'll establish relationships and professional connections that may last a lifetime.
ASU has launched a new platform called Handshake to help you find research opportunities, job openings, and internships. Visit the Handshake platform to get started. We are actively adding research opportunities to Handshake, so check the website often.
Open research opportunities
We encourage you to explore the ASU School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities Handshake site for a list of available research opportunities. However, this is not a complete list.
Many more faculty members accept student researchers even if they do not advertise specific positions.
To find additional options, search expertise or concentration here. Once you find research you are interested in, contact the specific faculty mentor regarding possible opportunities in their lab.
Course credit for research
If you want to receive course credit for working in a lab, talk with your academic advisor about how to sign-up for BIO/MIC/MBB 310, 495 or 499. If you're considering an off-campus (non-ASU) research experience, ask your advisor about the 484 Internship.
Your internship paperwork is due three weeks before the start of each semester.
Learn more about internships.