In addition to numerous summer research opportunities with Cornell faculty, students frequently pursue high-level research at other colleges and labs for a block or longer. Jeff Welder completed an internship at the Maine Medical Research Institute during the summer of 2006.

Research & Internships

Summer Research at Cornell
Professors in biology and chemistry lead ongoing summer research projects that investigate everything from the root causes of disease to genetic expression and evolution in fire coral, gray tree frogs, viruses, and tropical plants/insects. Research occurs in small teams with an emphasis on mentorship and learning.  Learn more about these projects on the research and faculty pages for both biology and chemistry:


Research Internships
Our students also benefit from high-level placements at leading research institutions ranging from the University of Chicago to Translational Genomics, a biotech firm located in Phoenix, Ariz. Many of these opportunities are supported by two exceptional Cornell initiatives: