Undergraduate Trainees in Action 

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students are not just passive learners but also active contributors to the scientific process. As an undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to work alongside our researchers on projects and contribute to research design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. You will also have the chance to engage in scientific discussions and present your findings at conferences.

CURO Project

Through CURO, undergraduates can pursue faculty-mentored research regardless of discipline, major, or GPA as early as their first year. One of our URAs, mentored by our doctoral candidate, Ava Reck, recently presented her CURO project titled "Dimensions of Child Maltreatment and Adolescent Internalizing Symptoms: Investigating Cognitive, Social, and Biological Mechanisms of Resilience." We are proud of her!


The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Neuroscience (NSURE) is an NIH-funded training program designed to provide biomedical research experience for the next generation of underrepresented students. The YDI team is honored to be part of this amazing opportunity!