Undergraduate Students

The Miller lab welcomes highly motivated students to apply to join our lab. Our lab provides an exciting and challenging intellectual environment committed to the formation of young scientists and physicians. We welcome students from all backgrounds, including those from historically underrepresented groups. Our lab can be reached by taking the M2 LMA shuttle directly from the Harvard and MIT campuses in Cambridge.


During the first semester, students become familiar with working in a research lab, and are paired with a mentor who is an experienced member of the lab. This mentor will connect the student with ongoing projects in the lab. After the initial introductory period, students typically move into an independent project and develop a thesis proposal.

Students are expected to do research work for a minimum of 4 consecutive hours, once per week. We have a one-hour lab meeting every other week, which all students must attend. Students can choose to take the lab research for academic credit or can apply for a fellowship for funding (such as Harvard College Research Program, HCRP). Because positions are limited and selective, undergraduate students in their first and second years are best suited to join our lab, where they will have sufficient time to grow as a scientist and successfully complete a thesis. The successful completion of a research project requires at least one year, and therefore third- and fourth-year students would only be considered under special circumstances.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working with us, please send us an email with your CV and a goals statement (~1/2 page), which discusses your interest in a research experience with us and how this research will tie in with your future career goals.

We look forward to hearing your goals, ideas, and how we can help you develop your future!