Undergraduate Research Programs

Undergraduate summer research at Stanford CVI is supported by the American Heart Association, The National Institutes of Health, and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI). The program is 10 weeks long and is designed to train students enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate program majoring in a scientific discipline in cardiovascular research in the laboratories of CVI-affiliated faculty members.

Each student will receive a set stipend covering living costs. The program dates will be between June 8, 2020, and August 14, 2020. The dates are slightly flexible, but we require that the student must work in the assigned Stanford labs between June and August. This will allow the CVI to plan events fostering student interactions including a visit to local Silicon Valley biotech company, meeting with a panel of faculty mentors and peers, a possible boat ride and deep-sea fishing of the Pacific Coast, and to make oral/poster presentations of their research on a designated day.

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD
Program Director

Potential mentors for these summer sessions should be CVI-member faculty (note that many of these researchers have not taken part in our program previously). You should ideally reach out and contact your preferred mentor to see if they are available for this summer session, mentioning that you are applying to CVI’s Undergraduate Summer Research program, and refer them to our website.

Former mentors and active mentors include:

Questions? Contact: David Preston, MA, MBA - preston@stanford.edu or 650-725-7964.

Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

2019 Awardees

Natasha Auer

Beatrice Choi

Breauna Franklin

Joseph Lohmann

Taylor Montiel

Julianne Ballon

Lauren D'Amico

Roberto Guzman Hernandez

Sarah Madira

Samantha Roach

Christian Beke Onana

Nashielli Diaz

Kelly Lancaster

Racheal Mezynski

Caydin Sablan

Lily Cheng

Gabriela Escobar

Rachel Lippman

Raquel Racelis

2018 Awardees

Jose Acosta-Julbe

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Natural Sciences College
(Vinicio de Jesus Perez Lab)

Tyler Muser

Biola University
(Mark Mercola Lab)

Lily Cheng

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(Joe Wu Lab)

Kailey Totherow

Stanford University
(Joseph Woo Lab)

Cali Loblundo

Villanova University
(Joseph Wu Lab)

Joy Udoh

Oberlin College
(Daniel Bernstein Lab)

Ridhima Mishra

Stanford University
(Joseph Wu Lab)

Congratulations 2018 Awardees!