Type of InstitutionPublic University
DirectorDr. Craig Fletcher
AddressDivision of Comparative Medicine, CB #7115, 130 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 
Who to ContactDr. Ilana Galex
Contact Emaililanag@email.unc.edu
Contact Phone(919) 843-4702
Contact Fax(919) 962-9741
How long are the rotations?10-12 weeks
When do rotations start?May-August
PrerequisitesDemonstrated interest in research

How many trainees at one time?

SalaryUp to a $5000 stipend
BenefitsExcellent research mentorship at a large research institution with cutting edge infectious disease research
Availability of housingExterns are responsible for housing and transportation. Resources are available upon request.
Overview of the programA 10-12 week summer research externship may be available for veterinary students. The program provides students with practical research experience. Students will complete a summer research project in the field of virology with a DCM faculty mentor. Externs will also participate in veterinary service rounds, clinical veterinary meetings and weekly collaborative didactic training through the Research Triangle Laboratory Animal Training Program (RTLATP), as time allows. Externs will be expected to present their research at a DCM departmental meeting. A stipend will be provided from departmental funds.
Other comments

Applications will be accepted through March 30th of the calendar year for which the externship will take place. Please email completed applications to Dr. Ilana Galex: ilanag@email.unc.edu.

Applications should include:

  • Statement of interest, specifically describing your research goals and interests
  • CV
  • Three professional reference letters