The IMSD program provides support for undergraduate students at KU who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research. Major components of the program include mentored student research experiences, enhancement programs in introductory science and math courses, and enrichment activities such as group seminars, faculty and peer mentoring, and travel to scientific meetings.

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IMSD Senior Kayla Wilson will attend Cornell University in the fall as a PhD student in Genetics, Genomics & Development

IMSD Senior Arielle Swopes will attend the University of Kansas in the fall as a PhD student in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to IMSD scholars Alejandra Carrillo, Emily Casteen and Brianna Marsh on their KU Undergraduate Research Award!


Congratulations to IMSD scholar Alix Fisk who was named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow.

Congratulations to IMSD scholar Arielle Swopes who won a poster presentation award at the 2017 ABRCMS National Conference in Phoeniz, AZ.




Best wishes to our 2017 IMSD graduates!

Luis Avila – University of Notre Dame

Cedric Clark II – Cornell University

Ricardo Gonzalez- University of North Carolina PREP Program

Michael Long – Loyola University Chicago

Luanne Hale – University of Kansas

Kirsten Manion – Northwestern University

Nicholas Martinez – University of North Carolina


Congratulations to IMSD scholar Marilyn Barragan who was recently awarded the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship.  ​


Congratulations to IMSD scholar Kayla Wilson for her poster presentation award at the K-INBRE Symposium.


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