Biology Research Opportunities at Harvey Mudd College

The HMC Biology Research Program has a number of projects to get involved in. Summer research students in Biology are generally expected to work full-time for 10 weeks during the summer. The exact starting and ending dates are stipulated by the faculty advisor. This is a 10-week full-time (40 hrs/week) research experience. Thus, students should not also enroll in summer courses.

In addition, all summer research students must agree to present a poster at the HMC Summer Research Celebration in September.

Stipends for summer research students are expected to be approximately $5,000.

Application Process

  1. Review the projects at Undergraduate Research Opportunities. This is a college-wide site, so the projects here include many areas in addition to biology.
  2. Fill out an application on that same site for the project(s) that interest you.
  3. Talk to relevant biology faculty about the biology project(s) that interest you.
  4. Submit this summer research application. This is a biology-specific form where you will rank your interest in different projects thereby helping the Biology Department assign students to projects in the best way.

Please contact Prof. Ahn ( if you have additional questions.