Three options for gaining undergraduate research experience in the CabezaLab

1.      Volunteer

  • Volunteers typically work in the laboratory for less than one year (e.g., stuff summer)
  • This is the best option for seniors who need research experience in order to apply for medical school but are pressed for time due to heavy course loads

2.      Independent Studies (for credit or honors)

For independent studies, prostate the application process should begin well before the beginning of the term, cure as a brief proposal must be submitted and the student enrolled in the Independent Study before classes start.

3.      Work-study

  • For students with financial needs
  • Students eligible for Duke or Federal Work-Study financial aid are especially encouraged to apply
  • $8.00 to $12.00 per hour depending on duties and experience


  • Minimum GPA: 3.6
  • Minimum length (does not apply to volunteers): one year
  • Minimum time per week: 10 hours

To apply, please contact the CabezaLab via email,