Snyderman Scholars Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine Summer Program

A 10-week Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine Summer Program for undergraduates! 

This program provides Duke undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in a faculty-mentored research project in applied genomics and precision medicine. 

The 2022 Synderman Scholars program will run May 23 - July 29!

Deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2022

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Program Overview and Availability

Research opportunities in applied genomics & precision medicine at Duke span a wide range of topics, including genomic and computational biology, data sciences, statistics, health sciences research, translational medicine, bioethics, business, and policy. The Snyderman Scholars in Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine Program is open to undergraduate Duke students in their second, third or fourth year. 

Students must identify the mentor/laboratory they wish to work with for the summer, meet with the potential mentor and provide a description of their proposed project in the application. Mentors must be faculty members in any Duke school. Students must also obtain a letter of support from the faculty mentor, confirming the mentor’s willingness to host the student for the summer. Faculty letters should be sent directly to Dr. Susanne Haga at

The proposed project must clearly focus on a minimum of one area of applied genomics or precision medicine, such as:

  • -omics-driven biomarker discovery and insights into disease biology
  • -omics technology development and new analytical approaches
  • Analytic and translational approaches to diagnostics
  • Evidence-based approaches that use innovative tools and data science to customize disease prevention, detection and treatment and improve the effectiveness and quality of care
  • Policy, health economics and bioethics

Students will receive campus housing (if requested), a meal plan, and a $5,000 stipend. We especially encourage women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups to apply. Students will be selected for the program based on their research focus/project and faculty letters of support/recommendation.


Former Snyderman Scholars

Program Contacts

Susanne B. Haga, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
(919) 684-0325



Julia Walker headshotJulia Walker
Program Coordinator
(919) 668-6498