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 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 Shreveport under the mentorship of nationally recognized leaders in microbiology and immunology research.  

Fellows will work with their mentors to create a scientific question to serve as the focus of their project. They will then use the Fellowship period during the summer to find experimental answers to their question.  Late in the summer, Fellows will be invited to participate in the Summer Biomedical Research Symposium to present their research findings.

In addition to laboratory research, Fellows will participate along with LSU Health Shreveport Microbiology and Immunology graduate students in seminars, journal clubs, and other scientific experiences to deepen their understanding of microbiology and immunology.

Stipends ($12/hour) will be provided to all Fellows.

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 application deadline for this year is February 28th, 2022.

To apply to the Fellowship Program, click here.

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

2021 Undergraduate Fellows

Fundación Barrié Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program

We are pleased to announce that the department has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Fundación Barrié, La Coruna, Spain, to offer two fellowships to Spanish nationals to participate in the departmental summer undergraduate research program. This establishes an international outreach of our highly competitive summer undergraduate research program. For more information, please visit the Fundación Barrié website.


Undergraduate Fellowship

Microbiology & Immunology