The challenge of research . . . are you ready?
The College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions has developed a research program in the pharmaceutical sciences that gives pre-pharmacy and professional program students the opportunity to participate in a research project. Through this program, you receive hands-on experience in the laboratory as well as exposure to graduate school and the academic environment working with current graduate students and faculty. We believe that this program stimulates interest in graduate education and research leading to careers in academia.
The student research program is open to all pre-pharmacy and professional program students at SDSU. Research is typically conducted over the summer months; you can choose to continue working through the academic year. You and your faculty mentor develop the individual research project that you’ll work on.
Some of the types of projects that our students have worked on recently include:
- Development of new anticancer agents
- Cancer chemoprevention
- Development of novel drug delivery systems
- Study of medication adverse effects
- Preclinical drug development for major neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders
Visit the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Research Opportunities page for detailed descriptions of current projects.
Activities Conducted in Program
As a research participant, you have the opportunity to participate in several activities including:
- Journal clubs
- Discussion groups
- College of Pharmacy Research Day and Convocation
- Presentations at local, regional and national meetings
- American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Student Chapter
Scholarships are available for students participating in the research program including:
- American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Summer Research Fellowship
- American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Gateway to Research Scholarship
- Joseph F. Nelson Undergraduate Research Mentorship