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.
  • Students are welcome to volunteer their time to gain informatics experience prior to applying to medical school.


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

Jeanne Silvestrini

Academic Advisor