Each Summer, the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy is pleased to offer students an opportunity for research experience in our research laboratories that are located on the Loma Linda University campus.
The Pharmaceutical Sciences Summer Research Program is a 10 to 12 week intensive laboratory research program focused on the pharmaceutical sciences. The purpose of this program is to provide students with experience in basic science research and is especially beneficial for those students who desire to pursue a career in either pharmacy practice or pharmaceutical research.
The program begins on July 1 and ends on September 15. The actual starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible based the applicants’ school schedule. Participants will be paid $15 per hour and a 40-hour work week is expected of all participants. There are no benefits (i.e. medical or dental insurance) and no housing is provided for students that participate in the program.
Mentors and Areas of Research
• Willie Davis, Ph.D. - Moleular Biology and Pharmacogenomics
• Vicki Maskiewicz, Ph.D. - Surface Chemistry and Materials Science
• Richard Maskiewicz, Ph.D. - Surface Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Dosage Form Design
• Wei-Xing Shi, Ph.D. - Neuropharmacology
Applicants must should meet the following criteria
• Overall GPA of 3.5 and above
• Completion of at least the Junior year (3rd year) of college/university
• Preference is given to Chemistry and Biloogy maors, but others are welcome to apply
• Preference is given to those with previous research experience
Application Process (Closed for the summer 2012 program.)
Applicants should send the following information by email to Dr. Willie Davis, PhD, Acting Chair and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org):
• A brief (no more than 1/2 page) email that briefly describes why you are interested in the program
• An electronic copy of your current resume
The deadline for applications is May 1. No applications will be accepted after that date. Accepted applicants will be notified around May 15. Interested participants are encouraged to inquire and apply to the program early.
If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Davis by email.
Program participants - Summer 2010
"My experience at LLU has helped me in so many ways. I am able to put into practice everything I am taught in the classroom. Thinking through experiments, troubleshooting, and understanding "what's next" has challenged my critical thinking and reasoning skills and has prepared me for graduate school. I love the feeling when I see an experiment work. I've also made some life-long friends in the process of working here." - Dain Zylstra (second from right in photo).