Program Description

The University of Nebraska Medical Center accepts applications for the Undergraduate Summer Research program in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences starting in December. Interested applicants must have completed two to three years of college, with an emphasis in chemistry, biology, or engineering and have at least one year remaining for the completion of their degree. Applicants interested in pursuing career opportunities in the pharmaceutical sciences are encouraged to apply. Candidates should send a letter of interest, a copy of their transcript, a resume and two letters of reference on or before March 31st to:

Summer Research Fellowships
 c/o Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
986025 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6025
Phone (402) 559-5320
Fax (402) 559-9543

Please apply online

The successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,000. This is a full time, 10 week, research fellowship. Research activities will be directed by a faculty member of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. For more information on the research activities of this department, visit our web site.


Yazen Alnouti, PhD: Multidisciplinary area of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK)
Yuxiang Dong, PhD: Design and synthesis of bioactive organic peroxides; mechanisms and applications of ozonation
Peter F. Kador, PhD: Treatment of diabetic complications, retinopathy and cataracts; design and synthesis of enzyme  inhibitors; development of animal models for diabetic and ophthalmic complications.
Yuri Lyubchenko, PhD: Nanobiology; nanomedicine; nanoimaging; DNA structure, dynamics, and function; protein  folding-misfolding and neurodegenerative disorders.
Luis A. Marky, PhD: Energetics and hydration  contributions of nucleic acid conformation and interactions.  Microcalorimetry, UV and CD spectroscopies, density and acoustical techniques.
Jonathan L. Vennerstrom, PhD: Antimalarial drug design and synthesis; redox modulation of drug toxicity.
Joseph Vetro, PhD: Targeted gene and siRNA delivery to tumor vasculature
Dong Wang, PhD: Novel water-soluble polymers; biomedical imaging; drug delivery for musculoskeletal diseases.

Deadline for receipt of application is March 31st of the year.