Michigan Center for Undergraduate Research
As an undergraduate researcher, MCUR provides exceptional mentors to help guide you through your field of study. These mentors are regularly conducting research and pursuing their passion for discovery. Mentors can be found in a variety of departments throughout Oakland University including:
Dr. Amy Banes-Berceli
The chance to do undergraduate research sparked a life-long passion in me to pursue biomedical research. There is nothing as rewarding to a mentor than to see your mentees thrive and move on to their own successful careers. I feel very fortunate to be able to come to work every day and still be passionate about my research. I have the chance to further our understanding of the causes, development, pathologies and treatments of human diseases. I can’t ask for more than the chance to contribute to the body of knowledge that leads to new disease treatments and helps save lives.
Dr. Brad Roth
When I was an undergraduate physics major, one of the most influential experiences I had was the chance to do scientific research. This is an opportunity that I encourage undergraduates at Oakland to take advantage of.
Dr. Roth’s research has been supported by grants from renowned institutions, such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, American Heart Association and Whittaker Foundation. He spent seven years at the Maryland-based National Institutes of Health, where he helped develop transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain, a method to activate the brain painlessly and non-invasively.
Web GURU Guide to Undergraduate Research
This guide is full of additional information about undergraduate research programs, mentoring, and professionalism in the lab.
Council on Undergraduate Research
CUR helps support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.