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2024 Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Summer Scholar

2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Translational Regenerative Medicine at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)

Winston-Salem, NC

Temporary (9.5 weeks) Summer Internship

Program Dates:  May 30, 2024 to August 1, 2024

Applications Open:  November 15, 2023; Application Deadline: January 15, 2024


About WFIRM: The ability to engineer functional tissues and organs in the laboratory requires the coordinated expertise of many disciplines including cell and molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, and physiology. The 2024 program will be held for 9.5 weeks June 2024 through August 1, 2024.   Students invited to participate in the program will carry out research under the supervision of prominent regenerative medicine scientists, be provided a range of “hands-on” and “virtual” research and educational activities, receive instrumentation training, attend specialized workshops, seminars, professional development, networking and social events. Students hone their communication skill, provide an oral overview of their research, and present scientific posters at the WFIRM Summer Research Symposium and are encouraged and provided support to submit abstracts for presentation at professional scientific meetings in consultation with their faculty mentor.  Projects are focused in several areas including biomaterials, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biomedical engineering, controlled release systems, biochemistry, enabling technologies (e.g., 3D bioprinting, organoids/body-on-a-chip for personalized medicine) cell and gene therapy, and tissue engineering.

Applicant Eligibility and How to Apply

  • Applicants should be undergraduates pursuing degrees in engineering, bioengineering, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, biology, pre-medicine, and related fields to be eligible and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher (on the 4.0 scale).
  • Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education and be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the program. International students who currently have a J-1 or F-1 visa with an OPT card and who are already attending school in the United States are eligible to apply.
  • The main criteria for the selection of summer scholars will be personal scholarship and academic excellence and the match of applicant interests with those of participating researchers.
  • Applicants can apply online at: Deadline for applications is January 15, 2024.
  • In addition to the completed online application and personal statements, please submit the following documentation:
    • An official transcript of your undergraduate study to date
    • One letter of recommendation; these may be requested from professors related to your major, an advisor, and/or department chair.


  • A competitive stipend of $6,000
  • Housing at WF dormitories
  • Individually tailored research with faculty mentor(s) and their team
  • Short courses and seminars on alternating topics in regenerative medicine
  • Professional development workshops
  • Participation in final research symposium and poster session
  • Social and networking events
  • Graduate and medical school advising
  • Fun! Lots of chances to get to know the WFIRM team and your fellow interns in the research environment and socially

We will be hosting an interest call to answer any questions. To register for the info session, please click the JotForm link. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Applicants can apply online by clicking the “Apply Externally” button.  Application deadline is January 15, 2024.

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