Research Exploration Program

HBREX students present their research posters

The Human Biology Research Exploration (HB-REX) program is an opportunity for declared Human Biology majors to work in research groups with experienced mentors, during the summer following their sophomore year. HB-REX is specifically for sophomores who have taken the Human Biology Core course. These sophomores are individually mentored by faculty from a broad range of natural and social science departments in Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Interns receive a stipend and are required to work full-time for 10 weeks. All HB-REX interns present their research in a poster symposium in August, attended by faculty mentors and other students.

Students are expected to complete an Application to HB-REX by January 31, 2021. Students may apply to a maximum of three (3) specific projects.

HB-REX projects are listed by category. To view the full description of the project, click on the project title. Projects for 2021 will be posted as they become available. Applications for summer 2021 are now open and due January 31st.

If you have questions about anything related to the HB-REX application, please send an email to Dr. Katherine Preston ( and Linda Barghi (

Important Notice: For students with an existing faculty mentor, can use the same project application but you may not also re-apply to any of the specific projects.

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Applications have closed for 2021