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Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative

The Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI) Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (SIRI) develops future research leaders in the biomedical sciences through:

  • Hands-on, in-depth training
  • Mentoring opportunities in many disciplines including genetics, stem-cell and regenerative medicine, pharmacology, infectious disease
  • Interdisciplinary coaching – preparing future-ready scientists ready to tackle 21st century challenges

The CMI invites undergraduate students at NC State University in their freshman and sophomore year who do not already have an existing internship to apply for our competitive Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (SIRI).  Applications will be available on the CURiOuS website.

Each of these student research positions provide a unique opportunity to develop valuable research skills through working with multiple CMI faculty, post doctoral and graduate student mentors on exciting new interdisciplinary research projects.

The students who are selected for these positions will initially enroll in a research course and train in the laboratory in the Spring Semester.  Students will then receive payment during the summer for their research work from May – July.  By the end of the summer, they will prepare a research poster and present it at the Undergraduate Research Forum and the CMI Annual Research & Innovation Summit.

To view the projects once they are posted, go to the CURiOuS website, and select “Find a Research Position. Filter positions by selecting the category “CMI Spring/Summer Internships” from the drop-down menu on the right. Or search for “CMI-SIRI.”

Projects posted on CURiOuS: November 6, 2023

Application Deadline: November 20, 2023

SIRI Interviews: November 28-December 2, 2023

Decisions: December 5, 2023


Executive Assistant

Sarah O’Connor –