The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is funded in part by the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). The goal of this national research program is to give undergraduate students who might be interested in graduate school and a career in biomedical research the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in a research lab and perform biomedical research in pharmacology or toxicology. Students spend 10 weeks working in the lab and earn $3,000. Note that these are paid positions so international students with a student visa are not eligible.

2018 SURF Program

You can download the 2018 SURF application and details of the program. It must be completed and returned by March 12, 2018. The program will begin Monday June 4, 2018 and end Friday, August 10, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fantegrossi.

Summer Undergraduate Research 2017

Group of students standing outside

Pictured left to right: Laura Lin, Kennede McLeroy-Charles, Bryce Griffin, Chris Godwin, and Daniel Stuckey.

Summer Research Projects

Laura Lin, University of Central Arkansas
Advisor: Dr. Lee Ann MacMillan-Crow
“Development of a Novel OMA1 Activity Assay

Kennede McLeroy-Charles, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
Advisor: Dr. Eric Peterson
“Evaluating the Neuroprotective Potential of Anti-METH Gene Therapy”

Bryce Griffin, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Brents
“Investigating the Role of Norbuprenorphine in the Development of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Using a Rat Model

Chris Godwin, Ouachita Baptist University
Advisor: Dr. William Fantegrossi
“JWH-018 and SSRIs: Drug-Drug Interactions and Implications for Toxicity”

Daniel Stuckey, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Stolarz
Influence of KATP Channels on Rat Mesenteric Arteries

“Action Shots” of Past SURF Students

  MRI  SURF Student with computerSURF students in a lab