Research Opportunities

Undergraduate and Graduate Research Opportunities

Washington University offers a variety of research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as summer internships in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science at the Institute for Informatics (BIDS@I2).


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering currently offers a minor in bioinformatics. LEARN MORE

Pathways for undergraduate research opportunities within the Institute for Informatics (I2) are available:

  • Students who wish to pursue research in basic life sciences may register for Bio 200/500. LEARN MORE
  • Engineering students may be approved for an independent study through their department.
  • Work study may be an option. Students will need to discuss it with their financial aid advisor.
  • Students may pursue summer program opportunities, such as BioSURF, which are grant funded. LEARN MORE
  • Students in Arts & Sciences may apply to receive credit for internships by filling out their INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT FORM. The CAREER CENTER provides additional resources for stipend awarding internship opportunities.
  • Undergraduates and other trainees seeking employment development opportunities may apply for the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Fellowship Program. LEARN MORE


The application for our PhD in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science offered through the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences is now live. LEARN MORE

If you are pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical engineering or medicine at Washington University, you have the opportunity for faculty advisement in the field of informatics. LEARN MORE

Andrea Krussel, MA

Director, Education and Workforce Development, Office of Health Information and Data Science