Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates

three undergraduates sitting in research facility

UI undergrads tackle pressing health problems

In UI research labs, students learn life lessons and contribute to scientific discovery
Researchers at the UI’s Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building are working to eradicate diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s—and they rely on undergraduates for help. As early as their first year, UI undergrads get hands-on research experience and make important contributions to their fields.
Lisa Fasone

The Student Experience: Lisa Fasone

Childhood health condition inspires junior to become physician assistant
Lisa Fasone was 3 when doctors diagnosed her with an irregular heartbeat. Though her condition eventually disappeared, Fasone was forever changed. Today, the UI junior credits the experience with her decision to become a physician assistant and help sick children, especially those living in poverty.
Erin Church- Psychology

Showcasing undergraduate research at Iowa

Erin Church is one of nearly 100 students presenting research at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival
University of Iowa student Erin Church discusses the undergraduate research opportunities she’s had working with associate professor Teresa Treat in the UI Department of Psychology.

Media advisory: Student Research in the Capitol event April 1

University of Iowa undergraduates display their research projects at state Capitol in Des Moines
The University of Iowa, along with other Iowa regents institutions, will showcase undergraduate student research projects, from archaeology to public health, at the annual Research in the Capitol event on Tuesday, April 1 in Des Moines. There are 20 UI student research projects on display, with the students on hand to discuss them.