Become involved in student research in the QC Biology Department! We offer opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level. If you are interested in joining a lab, follow these three simple steps:
- Scan the research interests of our faculty (or scan them by their area of research)
- Contact a faculty member, indicating your interests and availability
- When you succeed at joining a lab, if you are interested in taking a research course for credit, please see below for registration information.
Our faculty members run their labs differently, so each will have different rules for admission into the lab, expected level and duration of commitment, what sort of work you will be doing, and what you need to do in order to obtain research credit. If you are an undergraduate, we strongly recommend that you take BIO200 – Foundations of Biological Research, before or early in your undergraduate research career.
Research for Course Credit
Students must complete this form in order to register for undergraduate research for credit (BIO 390-396). It requires 3 signatures: the student, the mentor, and the Undergraduate Research Coordinator (David Lahti). If students wish to submit the form electronically they must first gain mentor approval. The mentor will email the Undergraduate Research Coordinator, who will forward the correspondence to the Office Staff with approval. Please note that a report is due to the Undergraduate Research Coordinator at the end of term for research courses: instructions are in the above Guidelines document.
Students must complete this form in order to register for graduate research or tutorial. This form requires 2 signatures: the mentor, and and the Graduate Research Coordinator (Dan Weinstein). If students wish to submit the forms electronically they must first gain mentor approval. The mentor will email the Graduate Research Coordinator, who will forward the correspondence to the Office Staff with approval.