Center for Oral Biology

Summer Research Training Program

Research opportunities are available for highly qualified dental students.

Candidates should be matriculated dental students or students accepted into dental school and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The program runs approximately June 1 through August 1. Students receive a stipend of approximately $3,672. Housing will be provided by the University of Rochester. Assistance with transportation costs may be available for those that can demonstrate need. Some individual adjustments to these dates may be possible to accommodate dental school schedules or national board exams. The objective of the program is to expose students to the opportunities available in an academic-based career. Research training is offered in biochemistry, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, molecular biology, and microbiology and immunology. In addition, trainees attend a weekly seminar to share their program experiences with each other. Particular emphasis is placed on recruiting minority students, career counseling and follow-up to help summer trainees in achieving their educational and ultimate career goals. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their application, letters of reference, and academic record. Prior experience in research is not necessary.

Download the application (RTF format)

Application deadline is March 1, 2014.

For further information and application forms, please email Or write to us at:

Center for Oral Biology
Attention: Graduate Director
Aab Institute For Biomedical Sciences
University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 611
Rochester, NY 14642-8611

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