The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute is deeply committed to educating and training the next generation of scientists in multidisciplinary approaches to research. Students working with CLP faculty are exposed to a unique approach to scientific research that employs a wide variety of tools, methodology and ideas that traditionally have been segregated within discrete disciplines. This exposure helps to prepare students to approach critical problems in biomedical and biophysical arenas with a broad perspective and innovative research strategies.

Chemistry of Life Processes NIH Graduate Training Program

An NIH-funded institutional chemistry-biology interface training program, led by Richard Silverman and Neil Kelleher,  trains graduate students  to work across disciplinary boundaries to address the big problems in biomedical research.  The program supports  graduate students as they participate in cutting edge research, learn new tools and transdisciplinary problem-solving approaches, and gain the experience, contacts, and skill sets needed to advance to the next phase of their professional development and careers.

Undergraduate Research Programs

CLP encourages students who are interested in working on biomedical research problems across disciplinary boundaries to participate in the Institute’s undergraduate research programs. Students quickly become part of research teams and form relationships with peers and faculty mentors.  CLP undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to showcase their work at the annual CLP Undergraduate Research Forum.   80% of CLP undergraduate researchers are pursuing doctoral, medical, or joint degrees at leading graduate programs and medical schools.

CLP Lambert Fellows Program (Academic Year & Summer Funding)

Multi-year support for hands-on laboratory research for rising sophomores and juniors majoring in Chemistry under the guidance of CLP faculty members.

CLP Undergraduate Summer Scholars Research Program (Summer Funding)

Participants engage in full-time research in a CLP faculty member’s research laboratory for an 8-week period during the summer. Participants will be paired with an Institute faculty member based on mutual research interests, and each summer scholar will work closely with a graduate student or postdoctoral associate mentor.

CLP-CAURS Undergraduate Research Program (Academic Year Funding)

The overall goal of this program is to create a cadre of enthusiastic, well-trained undergraduates who will be entrepreneurial in their approach to scientific research. The program is designed to provide a student or team of students with support for multi-disciplinary scientific research during the academic year.