Student Research

Figuring out what you really want to do in life can take some research.
male student conducting a science experiment in lab with test tubes

Undergraduate Research

At Brandeis, undergraduates have the chance to work alongside faculty researchers, even a Nobel laureate. They also lead their own research projects. Our undergraduates have co-authored hundreds of peer-reviewed research articles in scientific journals and jump-started their careers in academia, industry, government and the nonprofit sector. Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations (URCC) in the School of Arts and Sciences developed an institution-wide portal linking programs and resources for undergraduate research and creative collaborations in the Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Additionally, the library provides support for student research; contact a subject librarian as your entry point or for a referral with research. Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis keeps a list of all courses and practica that utilize experiential learning.

See also Guidelines for Undergraduate Research Participation

Graduate Research

classics student with Ann Olga Koloski-OstrowIf advanced study is part of your plan, here’s how we do it: through small classes, faculty mentorship, and close collaboration with fellow students and professors. And we make it financially feasible. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Brandeis International Business School and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management all offer scholarships, grants, fellowships and internships, as well as lifetime career support, to help make your professional dream a reality.

Student Research in the News

"I learned how to clearly and concisely convey my research to people outside of my field. I know that is a skill I will carry far beyond the 3MT.” -Kalie Jamieson MA '22

3MT is a research communications competition designed to showcase graduate student research in three-minute talks to a non-specialist audience.

Working alongside professor Charles Golden, she is unraveling the past of ancient Mayan civilization.

Recent Student Publications

Names of undergraduate students from Brandeis are indicated below in bold face
Chen N, Zhang Y, Adel M, Kuklin EA, Reed ML, Mardovin JD, Bakthavachalu B, VijayRaghavan K, Ramaswami M, Griffith LC. Local translation provides the asymmetric distribution of CaMKII required for associative memory formation. Curr Biol. 2022.
Langton M, Appell M, Koob J, Pandelia ME. Domain Fusion of Two Oxygenases Affords Organophosphonate Degradation in Pathogenic Fungi. Biochemistry. 2022.
Cooper DL, Harada T, Tamazi S, Ferrazzoli AE, Lovett ST. The Role of Replication Clamp-Loader Protein HolC of Escherichia coli in Overcoming Replication/Transcription Conflicts. mBio. 2021;12(2).
Shi Y, Gerkman MA, Qiu Q, Zhang S, Han GGD. Sunlight-activated phase change materials for controlled heat storage and triggered release. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2021.
Ayasse ND, Hodson AJ, Wingfield A. The Principle of Least Effort and Comprehension of Spoken Sentences by Younger and Older Adults. Frontiers in psychology. 2021;12. PMCID: PMC8007979.