BioSTAR Offers Undergraduate Research Training

BioSTAR is an undergraduate research training program funded by NIH and managed by the WSU Pharmacology & Toxicology Department.  BioSTAR is a two-year research-intensive training program in the biomedical and behavioral sciences for Wright State science majors who are members of groups underrepresented in science (i.e. minorities, people with disabilities, or those who are economically disadvantaged) and who are interested in attending graduate school to pursue a research career.

Students in the program are assigned to work with a faculty mentor in the Boonshoft School of Medicine or the College of Science and Math.

BioSTAR participants are paid by the program $10.20/hour for 15 hours a week during the academic year and 40 hours a week in the summer.  They also participate in journal clubs, workshops and seminars; they attend scientific meetings where they are able to present the results of their research; and they visit local research facilities including Procter & Gamble Research Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory and Battelle Medical Research Facility to provide exposure to the scientific workplace.

There are still positions available in the program for fellowships beginning this summer.

If you know of a student or currently mentor a student who would be eligible for this program, please encourage them to contact BioSTAR Assistant Director Mary Key (; 937-775-2746).  If you are not currently a mentor in the program but are interested in becoming one or have any questions about BioSTAR, contact BioSTAR Director Courtney Sulentic, Ph.D. (x; 937-775-3583).

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