Student Research

Figuring out what you really want to do in life can take some research.
male student conducting a science experiment in lab with test tubes

Undergraduate Research

At Brandeis, undergraduates have the chance to work alongside faculty researchers, even a Nobel laureate. They also lead their own research projects. Our undergraduates have co-authored hundreds of peer-reviewed research articles in scientific journals and jump-started their careers in academia, industry, government and the nonprofit sector. Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations (URCC) in the School of Arts and Sciences developed an institution-wide portal linking programs and resources for undergraduate research and creative collaborations in the Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Additionally, the library provides support for student research; contact a as your entry point or for a referral with research. Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis keeps a list of all courses and practica that utilize experiential learning.

Graduate Research

classics student with Ann Olga Koloski-OstrowIf advanced study is part of your plan, here’s how we do it: through small classes, faculty mentorship, and close collaboration with fellow students and professors. And we make it financially feasible. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Brandeis International Business School and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management all offer scholarships, grants, fellowships and internships, as well as lifetime career support, to help make your professional dream a reality.

Student Research in the News

Brandeis Faculty and Board of Trustees has approved the creation of a distinctively Brandeisian undergraduate Engineering Science program, designed for ABET accreditation. Unlike other models in which Engineers are siloed in their own department or school, this interdepartmental program is designed to maximize horizontal integration across and beyond the Sciences.

For Summer 2021, we are excited to announce that 58 Brandeis undergraduate researchers will be supported through the Division of Science programs and funding sources including NSF, NIH, and generous Brandeis alumni and foundation donors.

What started as quick research for a 5-minute discussion in class turned into a 116-page thesis, and law school at New York University to pursue a career in public interest law, particularly working in impact litigation for racial minority and low-income populations.

Recent Student Publications

Names of undergraduate students from Brandeis are indicated below in bold face
Nechipurenko I, Lavrentyeva S, Sengupta P. GRDN-1/girdin regulates dendrite morphogenesis and cilium position in two specialized sensory neuron types in C. elegans. .

Rahman F, Nanu R, Schneider NA, Katz D, Lisman J, Pi HJ. Optogenetic perturbation of projections from thalamic nucleus reuniens to hippocampus disrupts spatial working memory retrieval more than encoding. .

Mohajerani F, Sayer E, Neil C, Inlow K, Hagan MF. Mechanisms of Scaffold-Mediated Microcompartment Assembly and Size Control. .
Cooper DL, Harada T, Tamazi S, Ferrazzoli AE, Lovett ST. The Role of Replication Clamp-Loader Protein HolC of Escherichia coli in Overcoming Replication/Transcription Conflicts. .
Shi Y, Gerkman MA, Qiu Q, Zhang S, Han GGD. Sunlight-activated phase change materials for controlled heat storage and triggered release..
Ayasse ND, Hodson AJ, Wingfield A. The Principle of Least Effort and Comprehension of Spoken Sentences by Younger and Older Adults. .