The Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI) Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (SIRI) develops future research leaders in the biomedical sciences through:

The CMI invites undergraduate students at NC State University in their sophomore, junior or senior year to apply for our competitive Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (SIRI).  Applications NOW through February 23, 2018 on the CURiOuS website.

Each of these student research positions provide a unique opportunity to develop valuable research skills through working with multiple CMI faculty on exciting new interdisciplinary research projects.

The students who are selected for these positions will initially enroll in a research course and train in the laboratory in the Spring Semester.  Students will then receive payment during the summer for their research work from May – July.  By the end of the summer, they will prepare a research poster and present it at the Undergraduate Research Forum and the CMI Annual Research & Innovation Summit.

The SIRI program, headed by Dr. Joshua Pierce, was inspired and is an expansion of the Translational Genetics and Genomics (TGG) Summer Student Research Program that was developed by Dr. Trudy Mackay.

Check this website for future updates on the SIRI programs or contact the SIRI Program Director (Dr. Joshua Pierce, jgpierce@ncsu.edu) for more information.

“I was given the great privilege to work during the summer of 2016 with the Comparative Medicine Institute. Not only did I research alongside amazing mentors and learn various techniques that will aid me in graduate school, but I also had the opportunity to see the clinical side of research, a side most geneticists do not get to see. My experience with the Comparative Medicine Institute cemented in my mind a desire to pursue research and graduate education further.” 

Emma Marx 2016 CMI-TGG Student Participant