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Undergraduate Research at Vanderbilt

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Dynamic Earth Class- Stream Samples at Richland Creek


Vanderbilt University prides itself as a center for scholarly research, and there are a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate students to participate. Undergraduate research is a defining experience and at Vanderbilt, students have the opportunity to work with world-class faculty and:

  • Engage in the scientific process
  • Become better learners
  • Think critically
  • Generate, apply, and disseminate new knowledge


For updates and guidance regarding Vanderbilt University research regarding COVID-19, please visit the Research @Vanderbilt website

Undergraduate Research Spotlight

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Asia Miller working in Dr. Seth Bordenstein’s lab


Asia is a rising Junior majoring in Biology and is involved in microbiome research in the Bordenstein lab. She is also using her research experience to complete her Immersion project. Click here to find out more about her story.





Gaby poses near the Golden Gate Bridge
Gaby Harder poses near the Golden Gate Bridge


Gaby is a rising Junior majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and Political Science. She is working with Dr.’s Ashley Leech and Alvin Jeffery to examine wrap-around services for pregnant women with substance use disorder. Click here to learn more about her story.




Andres Dones working in the Gailani lab


Andres is a rising Junior majoring in Neuroscience and is doing research in Dr. Gailani’s hematology lab. Click here to learn more about his story.






Key Events

  • Fall Undergraduate Research Fair Thursday, September 30th, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM