Under the guidance of a Biochemistry faculty member, students have the unique opportunity to participate in research projects such as:  molecular and cellular biology, protein structure and dynamics, membrane biology, computational biology, drug discovery and infectious diseases. See the list of participating faculty [which will be finalized in December 2018] for further information.

The Department of Biochemistry invites applications from undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Student Research Program.  Students will receive a stipend. In addition to gaining hands-on research experience, students will attend weekly seminars discussing a variety of research topics and experimental techniques, and present a summary of their project results in mid-August.

Program period

12 consecutive weeks during the summer (May to August)


  1. Students must have successfully completed at least one year in a full-time undergraduate program at the time of application and by start of the work term in May.
  2. Students must have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of at least a B+ (cGPA of 3.3 or higher).
  3. Students must have completed or be currently completing an introductory Biochemistry lecture (BCH210H or BCH242Y) and/or a biochemistry laboratory course.


Application Procedure

Please submit the following in your application package:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Official academic transcript*
  3. A list of mid-term marks in progress (if applicable)
  4. The application form [which will be available at the end of November 2018]

References are optional: maximum of two references who are familiar with your most recent work/activities.

*Students currently registered at the University of Toronto, may email their application package without the academic transcript to: Jennifer Haughton who will access ACORN for the academic transcript.

Non-University of Toronto students must provide their official academic transcript in a sealed envelope that includes the official seal or stamp from the issuing institution.

Application Deadline: Wednesday February 6th 2019 by 4:00 pm


University of Toronto,  Department of Biochemistry
Summer Research in Biochemistry
1 King’s College Circle, Room 5207, Medical Sciences Building
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8

Attention: Jennifer Haughton

Due to the large numbers of applications, only candidates selected for the summer research in Biochemistry will be notified in early March 2019.  The department thanks all applicants for their interest.


See what students should expect in the Laboratory – https://www.glse.utoronto.ca/what-students-should-expect-laboratory