The Undergraduate Biomedical Research Fellowship 

Diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and other microbial organisms cause widespread suffering throughout the world and in our own communities. At the same time, microbiologists are making breathtaking progress in understanding and combatting infectious pathogens through innovative molecular, biochemical, and computational technologies.

To help meet the urgent need for talented new scientists to face these challenges, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport has established the Undergraduate Biomedical Research Fellowship Program.  

Through this competitive summer fellowship program, students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences in cutting-edge biomedical research laboratories at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA, under the mentorship of nationally recognized leaders in microbiology and immunology research.  

Start and end dates can be flexible according to the Fellow’s academic calendar, but the term of the fellowship will be 8-12 weeks in the summer.

The 2018 Fellowship competition has closed. Click HERE to apply for the 2019 competition. Review of applications will begin Jaunary 2019.

An unofficial undergraduate transcript, personal statement, and the names and contact information of at least two academic references will be required.


This micrograph shows replication of the intracellular bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila within a membrane-bound organelle in the cytosol of an infected macrophage