HHMI Summer Research


Led by Mark Johnson, Associate Professor of Biology in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry, this ten week laboratory research program gives rising second and third year Brown University undergraduates a ten-week summer research experience on topics at the cutting edge of biological and biomedical research. Students work in multidisciplinary groups of eight, with each group working collaboratively on aspects of a single research goal.  A short list of current projects includes:

APPLICATION period is now closed.

Application can be found here!

 All projects are directed by tenured faculty who have a personal interest in the research. For more information, please contact Mark Johnson.


The following must to be completed before summer 2014:

  • Advanced Placement Biology or Biol0200 Foundations of Living Systems
  • At least one course beyond the introductory course in a related area such as Biology/Biochem (e.g. Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology) or courses in physical science, engineering, mathematics, or computer sciences.

Program Administration

Mark Johnson
HHMI Director
(401) 863-3556
Associate Professor of BiologyMark JohnsonMark Johnson, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry