This program is for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in neuroscience. Students participating in this program will attend the Rocky Mountain Regional Neuroscience Group Annual Meeting. Then, on June 1st, students will begin an eight week, PAID summer research internship at the University of Colorado Denver’s brand new, state of the art, Anschutz Medical Campus. During the summer internship, students will work with a neuroscience mentor in a biomedical research lab and receive hands-on training in neuroscience techniques and research. Students will also attend a weekly seminar designed to introduce basic neuroscience topics and learn how to apply to a neuroscience graduate program. After the Summer Internship, students will have the opportunity to continue their research experience throughout the school year in research labs at their home campus and through continued participation in seminars designed to cover additional neuroscience topics and other related material.

Students must be enrolled full time at the University of Colorado Denver Downtown Campus or at New Mexico State University and have at least 3 semesters left before graduation. Members of ethnic or racial groups underrepresented in neuroscience research are encouraged to apply.


BRAiN is supported by NIH award R25NS080685 under the Multiple PI Option to Elba Serrano (NMSU) and Diego Restrepo (UCD).