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SURF Program

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.

2017 SURF Program

The 2017 SURF application and details of the program can be downloaded here. It must be completed and returned by March 2, 2017. The program will begin Monday June 5, 2017 and end Friday August 11, 2017. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Fantegrossi.

Summer Undergraduate Research 2016

Pictured from left to right: Daniel Hicks, Matthew Tran, Rachel Hutchison, Michael Trahan, Alaa Shahare, and Daniel Griffin.

Summer Research Projects

Daniel Hicks, Moorpark College
Advisor: Dr. Paul Gottschall
Characterization of the 15 Month App NL-F Alzheimer’s Disease Knock-in Mouse Model”

Matthew Tran, Hendrix College
Advisor: Dr. LeeAnn MacMillan-Crow
Role of BK Channel Activator, NS11021, as Potential Therapy against Renal Cold Storage Damage

Rachel Hutchison, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Advisor: Dr. Paul Prather
Distinct pharmacodynamic properties of AB-Pinaca, a new synthetic cannabinoid found in K2/Spice

Michael Trahan, Hendrix College
Advisor: Dr. William Fantegrossi
Effects of Serotonergic Hallucinogen DOI on Temporal Discrimination in Mice

Alaa Shahare, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Advisor: Dr. Philip Mayeux
Effects of Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors on the Renal Microcirculation in a Model Infant Sepsis

Daniel Griffin, University of Arkansas
Advisor: Dr. Steve Post
SR-A Expression during Macrophage Differentiation and Polarization