Murdock Undergraduate Collaborative Research Program

WP Murdock scholars are young scientists who spend ten weeks during the summer between their junior and senior undergraduate years working full-time on a scientific project under the direction of an established OHSU scientist.

During their senior year, the scholars will continue to work part-time with their mentors to complete their research projects and write their scientific theses. Meet some of our Murdock Scholars…

The Murdock Scholars Program at OHSU, funded by the trustees of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and directed by Dr. Samantha Louey at the OHSU Heart Research Center, brings the brightest science majors from local private institutions of higher education to work in the nationally recognized laboratories of the OHSU Heart Research Center and the Knight Cancer Institute.

The Murdock Scholars Program was created in 1993 to address the national concern that outstanding science students were choosing private medical practice over medical research.

Since the program started, over 100 scholars have graduated, many of whom have gone on to do extremely well in graduate and medical school.

Some have joined MD/Ph.D. programs, and others have become faculty members in academic institutions.

2015 annual Murdock College Science Research Conference

At the 2015 Murdock College Science Research Conference (November 6-7) hosted in Vancouver, two Warner Pacific science students presented research posters. Science posters are a key component of communicating a snapshot of research and are intended to invite conversation about the work. Read more…

2014 annual Murdock College Science Research Conference

Several Warner Pacific students attended the annual Murdock College Science Research Conference (November 17 and 18, 2014).  Warner Pacific Biological Science major, Anh Ngo presented the College’s research project entitled: “Is reduced adiponectin mRNA associated with alterations in transcription factor ATF3 in adipose tissue of nutritionally programmed microswine offspring?” Read more…