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Information on the Application, Eligibility and Contract Screens for the L&S and Rose Hills Independent and Rose Hills Experience Fellowships are located here

Application with Human Subjects:  2/25/14
w/out Human Subjects: 3/7/14; results announced by 4/15/14

About the Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/L&S program (SURF/L&S) allows UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis. About forty fellows will be funded in 2014, receiving $4250.  Please fill out the eligibility screen here so we can guide you.

The SURF/Rose Hills fellowship ($6K) allows UC Berkeley students in certain math, science, and engineering majors (L&S, CNR, COE, C. Chem) to immerse themselves in full-time summer research; independent research for juniors or graduating seniors ; or faculty-initiated research for sophomores or juniors. With generous support from The Rose Hills Foundation, 42 students will receive a total of $6,000 each.


The SURF conference will take place on August 25-26, 2014, in Valley Life Science Building. 


Additional benefits of both programs

In addition to receiving funding, each summer fellow will be assigned to a research cluster, which will meet weekly throughout the summer. In the cluster you will find a community of undergraduate researchers with... more

Meet Our SURF & Rose Hills Fellows

Unveiling Bio-activity: A Computational Approach to Bioaction of Leukotriene B6

Henry Kilgore : Chemistry

Inflammation is the bedrock of the body’s chemical and biological responses to deleterious agents. Whether the negative stimuli is of biological, physical or chemical origin an inflammatory response is critical to the healing process, as it mediates the removal of a negative stimulus and promotes restoration of homeostasis to local physiological conditions. The experimental compound leukotriene B6 (LTB6) is postulated to be of an anti-inflammatory nature, given its structural similarities to other well studied and fish oil derived ω-3 compounds serving to temper immune and inflammatory responses. Using quantum mechanical methods which allow for the development of large scale models I will evaluate the structural features and physical properties which confer the biological behavior of... Read More