URCC Peer Research Mentors

Do you have any questions about research at Brandeis? The URCC peer research mentors are here to help! Fill out the Undergraduate Research Interest Form, so you can receive up-to-date information from the URCC peer research mentoring program.

NEW! Spring 2023 Events

Student Researcher Network Hour with URCC Peer Mentors!
  • WHEN: Wednesday, March 29th from 5pm-7pm
  • WHERE: Mandel Atrium

Are you interested in doing research? Are you preparing for the May URCC Symposium for a research presentation? Please come to our Undergraduate Researcher Network Event, for tips on abstract writing, presentations, and ... great food! The URCC Peer Mentors will be there to meet you!

This is a platform for people who are currently doing research, interested in getting involved in research, to meet each other.  Feel free to drop-in at any time, and don't miss the presentation tips from 5:30-6:15pm!

Past Events

URCC Drop-In Advising Hours

Summer 2023 and academic year research

A group of experienced undergraduate research mentors from different disciplines offer both Zoom drop-in advising during February break AND on-campus advising hours after the break.

URCC Spring Research Workshop: Undergraduate Research Fellowship Applications

URCC undergraduate and graduate mentors will host workshops (with the same content) and you will: 

  • Receive guidance and advice on applications for research fellowships or research funding for a summer 2023 project or an academic year project in 2023-24. 
    • 2023 URCC summer fellowship applications are due by March 9!
  • Learn more about an effective letter of recommendation, which is an essential application component.

Graduate Leads

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Tamar Aizenberg
3rd Year, PhD
Graduate Program: Jewish Studies
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Yi He
5th Year, PhD
Graduate Program: English
portrait of Pranav Ojha
Pranav Ojha
2nd Year, PhD
Graduate Program: Molecular and Cell Biology
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Manning Zhang
3rd Year, PhD
Graduate Program: Sociology and Social Policy

Undergraduate Peer Research Mentors

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Jack Yuanwei Cheng '23
Majors: Biology, Journalism
Elinor Eggers '23
Majors: Education, African and African American Studies
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Jacob Gehtman '24
Major: Biochemistry (BS/MS)
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MJ Ibrahim '23
Major: Health, Science, Society, & Policy
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Sam Larue '23
Majors: Politics, Sociology
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Chris Yuanzhe Li '23
Majors: International and Global Studies, East Asian Studies, History
Victoria Liang '23
Major: Biology
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Zhou Liu '24
Major: International and Global Studies
Carina Luo '24
Major: Chemistry
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Srishti Nautiyal '23
Majors: Physics, Mathematics
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Yael Perlman '23
Major: Politics
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Logan Shanks '24
Majors: African and African American Studies, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, English
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Sam Shuster '25
Major: Biology
Sasha Soboleva '23
Major: Linguistics
Parker Thompson '23
Major: History
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Grace Wang '23
Majors: Psychology, Neuroscience