Areas of Research

UCF faculty members from the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (BSBS), the Department of Biology, and the Department of Chemistry have sponsored projects for PURE students.  Any faculty member who utilizes techniques in molecular biology can host a Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) student.  The diverse research interests of the participating faculty create a unique environment for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research.  Burnett School faculty members have expertise in a wide range of biomedical science disciplines which encompass the broad research areas of Molecular Microbiology, Immunity and Pathogenesis, Cancer Research, Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases, and Neuroscience.  Other UCF faculty members have additional expertise in nanoscience, forensic science, biophysics, biological chemistry, developmental biology, and genetics.

To identify potential BSBS faculty mentors, students should consult the following websites:

Cancer Research Division

Immunity and Pathogenesis Division

Metabolic and Cardiovascular Division

Molecular Microbiology Division

Neuroscience Division

As noted on the BSBS website, Burnett School faculty members are located at one of three sites:  the Biomedical Sciences Building (BMS, main campus), the Biomedical Research Annex (BRA, research park), and the Burnett Building (BBS, Lake Nona).