Student Research

Research experiences for students are designed to stimulate the imagination and instill a sense of responsibility and commitment to generating new knowledge. Students will delve into the literature that forms the foundation for their research, learn a variety of research techniques, and sharpen their communication skills.

PCOM investigators are committed to training students in research methodologies. In turn, students contribute to formulation of hypotheses, data collection and sharing of information in a collegial atmosphere within the laboratory, patient care center or clinical research facility.

Here’s How to Get Involved:

  1. Read our research related webpages on
  2. Follow the links to the individual research focus areas of interest to you.
  3. Within the focus areas pages are links to individual faculty’s research page.
  4. Additional information about faculty research can be obtained by reading their publications listed in Digital Commons. Direct links to Digital Commons are provided on the faculty research pages.
  5. Review the listings for on- and off-campus research projects located in the Student Research Opportunities page accessed through the Student Research site in
  6. Attend the Faculty Research Forum event to receive the most current information on thesis and part time research opportunities.
  7. Contact faculty to discuss research projects.
  8. Review the guidelines for student conduct in the laboratory located within the Student Research page in
  9. All students are required to take the Responsible Conduct of Research course accessed through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program website. Your faculty mentor/principal investigator will guide you to other courses that are pertinent to your project.
  10. Approach your work with enthusiasm and dedication. What you learn from this experience will translate into other aspects of your professional life.

Student Research Spotlight

Click the images below to learn more about our student researchers.
Christopher Capicotto

Christopher Capicotto (DO ’19)


Teena John

Teena John (PharmD ‘19)


Anahi McIntyre (MS/Biomed ’18)

Anahi McIntyre (MS/Biomed ’18)