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The USC Leonard Davis School offers numerous opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research.

Conducting research at USC Leonard Davis is a great way to get to know faculty, graduate students, and other undergraduates who share similar academic and career interests. Students participating in research at our school have published papers, presented at conferences and won numerous awards.

Explore this section to learn more about opportunities to contribute to the exciting research taking place at the USC Leonard Davis School. Some positions may include funding from our school, university or outside sources and be open to applicants from across USC and/or from outside institutions.

USC Leonard Davis School Laboratories and Research Groups

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Below is a list of laboratories and research groups that are currently accepting applications for undergraduate research:

The Benayoun Lab
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The Gerontology Enriching Medicine, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (GEMSTEM) to Enhance Diversity in Aging program integrates research, education, and professionalization for aging curious undergraduate scholars at the University of Southern California from underrepresented minority backgrounds.

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The USC Leonard Davis School offers gerontology research opportunities through USC’s signature program that honors students who engage in undergraduate research or artistic endeavor with faculty guidance.

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Diversity in Research

USC offers programs for students and postdocs at USC that support diversity and scholarship in research, as a foundation toward future efforts.

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National Institute on Aging’s Advancing Diversity in Aging Research (ADAR) Initiative

Information about the USC Leonard Davis School’s commitment to the ADAR Initiative will be shared soon.

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CaRE² funds training opportunities for Black and Latino investigators, from students to early-career scientists, in order to increase the workforce focused on translational cancer and enhancing our scientific community.

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Work Study

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Some approved work-study lab research positions may be available to students who are eligible to receive work-study funds. Visit the USC Career Center webpage for information about the Work-Study Job Fair and for all student job openings. For more information about federal work-study, refer to USC’s webpage.

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If you are interested in an undergraduate research position in one of our labs, please reach out to Sara Robinson:

Visit the USC Office of Undergraduate Education to learn more about undergraduate research opportunities at USC.

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