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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

UF Center for Undergraduate Research and UF International Center Partnering to Offer Summer Undergraduate International Research Program

  • Students interested in participating in international research projects during Summer 2018 should secure an international sponsor and apply by February 14, 2018.
  • For more information, please visit this website.  

UF/IFAS Research Volunteer Opportunities

  • If you are a UF student seeking a research volunteer position with a UF/IFAS faculty member, please visit this website to browse open positions. If you find a project of interest, contact the researcher listed for further details.

UF Animal Sciences Faculty Who Support Undergraduate Research Assistants Annually

Dr. Peter Hansen

  • Research area of expertise: Reproductive Biology/Environmental Physiology
  • Currently seeking undergraduates for assistance with projects at dairies in summer 2017
  • Email:

Dr. Timothy Hackmann

  • Research area of expertise: Gastrointestinal microbiology
  • Current Project: unraveling carbohydrate and energy metabolism of rumen bacteria
  • Project start and end dates are flexible
  • Students must be committed undergraduates
  • Email:

Dr. John Driver

  • Research area of expertise: Immunology
  • Current project: swine influenza project investigating the role of immune cells (NKT) in protecting pigs against influenza infections
  • Students must meet the following expectations:
    • Enthusiastic and committed undergraduates with an interest in large animal infectious disease research
    • Previous lab and animal experience is preferred, but not required
  • Email:

Dr. Francisco Peñagaricano

  • Research area of expertise: Dairy cattle genetics and genomics, computational biology and bioinformatics
  • Estimated time commitment: flexible
  • Type of work: Computer/Data analysis
  • Skills needed: General knowledge of statistics and interest in programming and computational analysis are desirable
  • Email:

UF/IFAS Research Summer Internship Program

  • Applications due January 31, 2018
  • For more information, please visit this website.

UF CALS University Scholars Program

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