The UK College of Medicine Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics is proud of its strong research tradition. Faculty members in our department currently hold research grants from funding organizations including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, and others. The department also supports NIH training grants and journal clubs.  To review some of our areas of research and our researchers, click here.

This summer will be our 37th Annual Summer Research Training Fellowship offered by the department of microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. This fellowship program is ideal for students who are exploring STEM career options. By being directly involved in experimentation, students get the chance to see how science concepts they are learning in the classroom are applied to modern research questions. In the past, some of the fellowship recipients have even continued their research projects either as an independent study for high school credit, as a matriculated UK student in the fall semester, or as summer employment while home from attending an out-of-town college. 

This year we will be expanding the program to offer additional fellowships to students who are underrepresented in the biomedical field. Stay tuned on this webpage for information about the program, how to apply, and deadlines.