This semester, we have 21 laboratories available for you. 15 labs are Rutgers University-Camden (RUC) labs, and 5 labs are Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), and 1 lab is Thomas Jefferson University (TJU).

Once students are accepted to a research lab for shadowing, they will spend a few hours each week (1-4 hours depending on the agreement between the student and the professor) in the lab interacting with the professor and their graduate students. Students are not expected to perform experiments or do lab chores (e.g. dishwashing).

The application window opens from February 2 starting at 9 a.m. through February 16 closing at 5 p.m. Complete the form below and click “Submit”. 

Lab options are below the form. You may choose up to 4 labs. Order them on the form by high to low preference.

Follow the instructions and the application time period strictly.

  • Resume (1 page) and Cover Letter/Personal Statement (maximum 1 page). Use the .pdf file format.
    • You may consider guidelines for your resume and cover letter HERE.
  • Include your LinkedIn account link in the resume.
  • Use your email address.
  • Spell-check the text
  • Ask a couple of people to proofread your application package.

After you submit your application, we will review applications and set up interviews. The schedule will take place as follows:

  • Interviews will be scheduled from February 19 – February 23.
  • Professors will send the list of accepted students to the instructor by 5 pm on February 23.
  • Interview results will be notified to the students by 9 am on March 1.
  • Shadowing duration: March – April.

Application form

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Student Information

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Lab Preference

Please chose 4 labs. List in order of your first, second, third, and fourth choice of labs to shadow.*
Lab descriptions can be found below this form.
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RUC Lab options 

Option 1
Angélica L. González
Area of research: Effects of natural and human-induced environmental changes on the diversity, composition and function of communities and ecosystems.

Option 2
Sunil Shende
Areas of Research: Algorithmic problems involving resource optimization and coordination among mobile agents with limited communication capabilities. Other research areas are algorithmic game theory, natural language processing, parallel and distributed computing, machine learning theory, and applications of big-data techniques in computational science.

Option 3
Brian Corbett
Area of research: Understanding the molecular and neural mechanisms underlying stress resilience and vulnerability; special focus on transcriptional regulation, neural circuits, and immune system function.

Option 4
Daniel Shain
Areas of Interest: Annelid development and evolution

Option 5
Eric Klein
Area of research: bacterial pathogenesis and microbial adhesion

Option 6
Kwangwon Lee
Areas of Interest: genetics of circadian (daily) and circaannual (seasonal) rhythms

Option 7
Maria Solesio
Area of research: mammalian mitochondrial cell biology

Option 8
Nathan Fried
Area of Interest: neurological underpinnings of sleep and pain

Option 9
Kimberlee Moran
Area of research: human remains, forensic entomology, crime scene investigation, bioarchaeology

Option 10
Nir Yakoby
Area of research: developmental biology on egg development in Drosophila

Option 11
Xingyun Qi
Area of Interest: molecular mechanism of environmental regulation on stomatal development

Option 12
Hunter King
Area of research: Mechanical ecology and reverse engineering of evolved solutions. Identifying new physical mechanisms that lead to fitness.

Option 13
David Salas-de la Cruz
Area of Research: Biomaterials or bio-based materials as a sustainable solution to conventional plastics to created eco-design solutions for medical, environmental and energy fields.

Option 14
Youwen Zhang
Area of research: Biosensing, Chiral Material, Nanotherapeutics

Option 15
Jinglin Fu
Area of research: Nucleic Acids Nanotechnology, Bio-mimetic Nanoreactors, Molecular Sensing Circuits and Nanoparticles Drug Delivery and Gene Editing. 

Cooper Lab CMSRU options 

Option 16
Darren Boehning
Area of research: Calcium signaling and dysfunction in disease.

Option 17
Diana Martinez
Area of Research: The effects of sleep disorders on the development of cardiorespiratory dysfunction, specifically how sleep effects the neural circuits that regulate cardiorespiratory function

Option 18
Christine M. Harper
Area of research: human evolution, biomechanics, functional morphology, three-dimensional shape analysis

Option 19
Susy C. Kohout
Area of research: The Kohout lab studies how cells communicate, focusing on the interface between electrical and chemical signaling, by integrating biophysics, molecular neuroscience, and cell biology.

Option 20
Kleiton Silva
Area of Research: Catabolic diseases causing muscle atrophy mediated by autophagy-lysosome system.

Thomas Jefferson Lab TJU Option

Option 21
Ryan E. Tomlinson
Area of research: The Tomlinson lab studies the response of the skeleton to mechanical forces, with a particular interest in the functional roles of sensory nerves in bone as well as the inflammatory signals that mediate bone mass accrual, bone repair, and mechanical strength.