Undergraduate research opportunities

Pathobiology Specialist students have access to various types of research opportunities at the University of Toronto. 

These can be:

  1. Course-based and part of the curriculum, or
  2. Non-course based such as summer research programs

1. Course-based research 

LMP305Y1: Pathobiology Research Analysis and Project  

For undergraduate students in their 3rd year. 

This course has a lecture-based component that introduces 3rd year Pathobiology Specialist students to biomedical research and to provide them with the analytical and practical skills required to be a successful scientist. Students will also carry out a full-year independent research project under the supervision of a LMP faculty member. 

See LMP305Y1: Pathobiology Research Analysis and Project for more information. 

LMP405Y1: Project in Pathobiology 

For undergraduate students in their 4th year. 

You can enroll in an independent research project to be completed under the supervision of an LMP faculty member. 

See  LMP405Y1: Project in Pathobiology for more information. 

Research Opportunity Program (ROP) 

For undergraduate students in their 2nd and 3rd year (LMP299Y1 or LMP399Y1). 

With the Arts and Sciences Research Opportunity Program (A&S ROP), you can perform research under an LMP faculty member and earn course credit towards your degree and program requirements. You select and apply for approved projects posted through CLNx. 

This program is administered by the A&S ROP office, find out more on their website

Independent studies 

For undergraduate students in their 3rd year and 4th year. 

Many colleges also offer independent studies courses where you can perform research under an LMP faculty member and earn course credit towards your degree and program requirements. 

Consult your college program website or contact your college registrar’s office to identify potential opportunities. 

2. Other research opportunities 

LMP Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)  

A summer research program, usually over 12 weeks, working with a research supervisor in LMP. 

See the LMP Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program (SURE) for full details and how to apply. 

Work Study Program 

The Work Study program offers paid, on-campus positions that provide you with an opportunity to strengthen your skills and enhance your undergraduate experience.  

All Work Study positions are Co-Curricular Record (CCR) recognized. 

The program runs twice a year: fall/winter and summer terms. 

  • Career Learning Network for more information 
  • Log into CLNx using your UTORid for full details on program dates, hours and rate of pay, student eligibility and Work Study postings. 

T-CAIREM AI in Medicine Summer Student Research Program

A summer research program to introduce undergraduate and medical students to AI research in health and encourage the next generation of professionals to pursue careers that use AI to make biomedical discoveries, improve clinical care, and create better health outcomes. Projects are carried out under the supervision of a T-CAIREM member. 

See more on The Temerty Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM) website.