Undergraduate Research

Directed Independent Research (DIR)

DIR Registration Form


Students actively participate in all steps involved in research – from the planning and execution of an experiment, to the analysis and dissemination of the results. The areas of research include: conservation biology, marine biology and behavior, and molecular, cellular and developmental biology; however, we encourage integration among the specializations. Additionally, students may collaborate on their research projects with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute-Scripps Florida, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, or nearby state and federal laboratories. Interested students should contact the faculty member whose research interests are closest to those the student wishes to pursue. More information for how to pursue a DIR in biology can be found here.