Program Description

Perform research in cutting-edge labs at the forefront of human regenerative engineering, medicine, and biology

The University of Washington (UW) Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) and partnering departments (e.g., Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Orthopedics) sponsor a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Seattle, WA. The program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to work on research projects with leading scientists. The program also offers workshop training sessions in communications, scientific presentation skills, and ethics; as well as professional development lunch & learn. We are building the next generation of diverse scholars in regenerative medicine, biology, and engineering.

Read more about the ISCRM REU program here.

I finally learned what it was like to be a scientist and it made me realize that graduate school is an option for me.


You must:

What participants will receive:



  1. Submit a single PDF containing the completed ISCRM Application form, CV/resume, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) and personal statement to Leena Pranikay ( with the subject line “ISCRM REU Application”

Access the ISCRM REU Application Form HERE. Deadline is January 19, 2024 11:59pm PST.

  1. Identify two referees who can evaluate your ability to participate in the program and ask them to submit letters of references via email directly to Leena Pranikay (
  2. Please direct any questions to Leena Pranikay (


Founded in 2006, the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine is the largest interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Washington. For more than a decade, ISCRM researchers in more than 130 labs have been harnessing stem cells as instruments of discovery and treatment, learning from the human body’s natural capacity to repair itself, and pioneering new technologies to solve the biggest challenges in medicine, safely and effectively.

Learn more about ISCRM here.