MD Anderson Cancer Center - University of Notre Dame Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Author: Notre Dame Science

Duration: June 2 – August 7, 2020

Details: This is a competitive 10-week summer research program designed for outstanding Notre Dame undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research.  The program is located on the MD Anderson Cancer Center campus in Houston, Texas. MD Anderson Cancer Center is a center of excellence for cancer treatment and research. 
The program will provide research experience in a broad range of cancer biology topics; students interested in the areas of quantitative biology, bioinformatics, imagiing, and technology-oriented research are especially encouraged to apply.

Support: Students receive a stipend of $6,000 for the ten-week program. Students pay for housing from their stipend.  

Students should apply to, being sure to check the "MD Anderson Cancer Center - UND Joint Program" option. Required information includes the following:

1. Resume
2. Official transcript
3. Personal statement (expressing motivation for participating in terms of past experiences, current activities and future plans)
4. Explanation of area of research interest
5. Two (2) letters of recommendation 

All application materials must be received by December 1, 2019. Students accepted to the 2020 Summer Research Internship Program will be notified by December 10, 2019.

Questions about the program can be directed to Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu (, 631-9040), Ph.D., undergraduate research director, College of Science.