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Phase III+: The University is open for expanded research operations; only authorized personnel will be admitted on campus. More info here.

Past Projects

SURF ProgramSURF students have worked in the laboratories of a variety of noted Rockefeller University researchers, including Nobel Prize-winners.

Recent SURF projects include:

  • Fibrinogen and β-amyloid interaction in hereditary cerebral amyloid angiopathy: AβE22Q Dutch and AβD23N Iowa mutations
  • Cdc42 and Fat2: Molecular Players in Cerebellar Granule Cell Development and Migration
  • Investigating ASJ’s Contributions to Imprinting in Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Developing a single-molecule platform for the investigation of transcription-induced genome instability
  • Clingy Aphids: The Obligate Mutualism of Ants and their Symbiont
  • Behavioral, Anatomic and Molecular Dissection of the Neural Circuits Mediating Locomotor and
  • Emotional Functions in Mice
  • Loss of NFATc1 Causes Premature Stem Cell Activation in Hair Follicles
  • Design and characterisation of ATP analogue-sensitive AAA+ protein
  • How is the HELLS/CDCA7 complex evicted from mitotic chromosomes?
  • Vascular PCDH12 is not responsible for DMJD pathogenesis
  • Investigations into the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Behavioral Observations of Marine Mammals
  • Neuronal Origins of the Optomotor Response in Drosophila
  • Effect of Complex III Inhibition on Cell Proliferation
  • Identification of Sites and Function of TLR5 S-palmitoylation
  • Exploring the Central Channel of the Nuclear Pore Complex
  • Structural studies of the novel transcription factor Crl in complex with δS-holoenzyme RNA polymerase initiation complex
  • Characterization of 18 hour Self-Administration of Cocaine in Rats
  • Quantifying Relative Levels of Canonical and Non-Canonical Ubiquitination of Human Dopamine
  • Receptor 4 Using Proximity Ligation Assay
  • PlyG Lysibody Binds Vegetative Form of Bacillus anthracis
  • Identification of PI31-Cleaving Proteases

Important Dates:

February 1, 2022
All applicants must apply online.

The online application for summer 2022 is now closed. The online application for summer 2023 will be available in November 2022. 


mid-March 2022

June 6 to August 12, 2022


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