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Tamta Arakhamia and Christina Lee, two undergraduates who published research while working in the Fitzpatrick lab.

Undergraduates are a vital part of our community. The Zuckerman Institute encourages students from Columbia and other institutions to begin exploring research by joining our labs for school credit and paid positions. We also invite undergraduates to attend our seminars, workshops and other events. Here's how you can get started.

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Undergraduate Daiki Tagami studies fruit flies in the Kohwi lab. (Credit: Devin Powell) 


Discover Research and Mentorship Opportunities

BUMP Biology (Black Undergraduate Mentorship Program in the Biological Sciences) offers help applying for research positions, as well as access to a career mentor from the Black Alumni Council and a Columbia Research Mentor.

SPURS (Summer Program for Underrepresented Students) provides intense research fellowships experiences for US citizens who are underrepresented minority students with a GPA of 3.2 or above interested in biomedical studies.

SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) is open to Columbia College or General Studies students majoring in biology or a related subject and graduating with honors. 

Amgen Scholars Program is open to US citizens or permanent residents who are non-biology majors at Columbia University and Barnard College.

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