Undergraduate research

The John Curtin School of Medical Research leads the teaching of a suite of undergraduate courses in biology and all neuroscience teaching at ANU. In addition, individual JCSMR academics contribute to teaching in a variety of other courses in Biology. The administration of all these courses is by the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre.

Research topic for ANU undergraduates

Many research groups at JCSMR supervise undergraduate or postgraduate coursework students carrying out research projects associated with their program. These projects are an excellent introduction to biomedical research and offer the opportunity to get involved in projects that are at the edge of knowledge in their field.

The most common path to doing a project at JCSMR as an ANU student is to enrol in BIOL3208 Biology Research Project and choosing a supervisor from one of the four JCSMR departments.

ANU PhB Students can also do Advanced Studies Courses with supervisors at JCSMR. The PhB coordinator for JCSMR is Associate Professor Ian Cockburn.

Courses

Subject Name Convener
Biology BIOL3204 - Human Genetics Associate Professor Ruth Arkell
BIOL3144 - Molecular Immunology Professor David Fulcher
Neuroscience NEUR3101 - Cellular Neuroscience Associate Professor Christian Stricker
NEUR3112 - Systems Neuroscience Dr Brian Billups

Non-ANU students

For non-ANU students, it is possible to carry out research projects with laboratories in the JCSMR, however, no formal program exists so these projects need to be negotiated and arranged by individual supervisors.