The UAMS Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has proudly sponsored the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program since 1992.  Over the years, our highly competitive program has successfully recruited students from many colleges and universities across Arkansas as well as from other states.

2017 SURF Students

Student College / University Mentor
Camila Cardenas Columbus State University (GA) Grover P Miller, Ph.D.
Sarah Glass Hendrix College Karen Abbott, Ph.D.
Miranda McMickens Louisiana Tech University Venkat Laxmi Yeruva, Ph.D.
Connor Purvis Harding University David Ussery, Ph.D.
Sylvia Szwedo UA Little Rock Karen Abbott, Ph.D.
Anirudh Pidugu Emory University Grover P Miller, Ph.D.

2016 SURF Students

Student College / University Mentor
Emily Helm  University of Central Arkansas Robert Eoff, PhD
Bryce Johnson University of Central Arkansas Grover P. Miller, PhD
Melissa A. Sorsby Hendrix College (AR) Mari Davidson, PhD & Wayne Wahls, PhD

 

2015 SURF Students

Student College / University Mentor
Leslie Dunmire Arkansas Tech University Karen Abbott, PhD
Ahn Duong Siena Heights University (MI) Karen Abbott, PhD
Curtis Goolsby University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Donald M Mock, MD, PhD
Emily Helm University Central Arkansas Robert Eoff, PhD, Alan Tackett, PhD
Hsin-Ping Wang Hendrix College (AR) Wayne Wahls, PhD

 

2014 SURF Students

Student College / University Mentor
Oktawia Clem Henderson State Univ. (AR) Alan Tackett, PhD
Jacob D. Haddock Lyon College (AR) Grover P. Miller, PhD
Lisa Headley Hendrix College (AR) Grover P Miller, PhD
Cass Martin University Central Arkansas Grover P Miller, PhD
Edouard Niyonsaba Univ. of Central Arkansas Karen Abbott, PhD
Ariel Noble Univ. of Ark.-Little Rock Guilia Baldini, MD, PhD
Dakota Pouncey Hendrix College (AR) Grover P Miller, PhD
Anthony Rusher Arkansas State University Grover P. Miller, PhD
Tatsiana Savenka Univ. of Central Arkansas Robert L. Eoff, PhD

 

2013 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Allison K. Knott Univ. of Central Arkansas Grover P. Miller, PhD
Samia Nawaz Hendrix College (AR) Fusun Kilic
Dakota Pouncy Hendrix College (AR) Grover P. Miller, PhD
Megan Reed Henderson State University Robert Eoff, PhD


2012 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Asli Ahmed Hendrix College (AR) Masahiro Higuchi, PhD
Grace Coggins Vanderbilt University (TN) Robert Eoff, PhD
Claire Desrochers Univ. of Central Arkansas Kevin Raney, PhD
Adam C. Johnson Hendrix College (AR) Masahiro Higuchi, PhD
Lisa Orr Univ. of Ark.- Little Rock Alan Tackett, PhD
Nevena Ostojic Wartburg College (IA) Anna Radominska-Pandya, PhD
Kaila Pianalto Univ. of Ark.- Fayetteville Grover P. Miller, PhD
Charles Pugh Harding University (AR) Grover P. Miller, PhD
Sebastian Pyrek Univ. of Ark.- Little Rock Anna Radominska-Pandya, PhD
Vicki Sharma Univ. of Ark.- Fayetteville Kevin Raney, PhD


2011 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Sabrina Goddard University of the Ozarks Alan B. Diekman, PhD
Jessica Hartman University of Arkansas – Little Rock Grover P Miller, PhD
Murtaza Shabbir-Hussain University of Wyoming Masahiro Higuchi, PhD
David Vong Drury University (MO) Wayne P. Wahls, PhD
Maroof Zafar University of Arkansas – Little Rock Robert Eoff, PhD
Anna Dineva Universite de Montpellier 1 (France) Anna Radominska-Pandya, PhD


2010 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Ankit Bhargava Emory University Alan J. Tackett, PhD
Jessica Bomer University of Arkansas – Little Rock Grover P Miller, PhD
Hannah Hankins Henderson State University (AR) Kevin D Raney, PhD
Signe Larson University of Central Arkansas Alan J. Tackett, PhD
Kan Hui Yiew (Nicole) University of Ozarks Anna Radominska-Pandya, PhD


2009 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Gonzalez, Claudia P Henderson State University (AR) Alan B Diekman, PhD
Guderyon, Michael J Louisiana State University-Eunice Grover P Miller, PhD
Hankins, Hannah Henderson State University (AR) Kevin D Raney, PhD
Kovak, Matthew R Lyon College (AR) Grover P Miller, PhD
Larson, Signe K University Central Arkansas Alan J Tackett, PhD
Miller, Sharon R Cedarville University (OH) Craig Cooney, PhD
Pham, Hanh K Arkansas Tech University Grover P Miller, PhD
Yiew, Kan (Nicole) University of Ozarks (AR) Anna Radominska-Pandya, PhD


2008 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Danielle N. Atwood University of Central Arkansas Grover P. Miller, PhD
Thomas Biel Keystone College (PA) Masahiro Higuchi, PhD
Anna Brezden University of Arkansas – Little Rock Anna Radominska-Pandya, PhD
Charvon Cade University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff Anna Radominska-Pandya, PhD
Michelle B. Ramsey University of Dallas (TX) Kevin D. Raney, PhD
Jaclyn A. Taylor Henderson State University (AR) Alan J. Tackett, PhD
Joseph Thomas Hendrix College (AR) Edathara C. Abraham, PhD
Tyler Wilson University of the Ozarks (AR) Alan Elbein, PhD
Kristin Wheeler Rhodes College (TN) Craig E. Cooney, PhD
Hsuan-yi Wu Southeast Missouri State University Wayne P. Wahls, PhD


2007 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Rakesh Bam Southern Arkansas University Kevin D. Raney, PhD
Amber Burch Lipscomb University (TN) Grover Paul Miller, PhD
Arjun Dasgupta University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Anna Radominska-Pandya, PhD
Whitney Gammil University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Craig Cooney, PhD
Raven Rice University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Wayne P. Wahls, PhD
Shanshan Shi Ohio Wesleyan University Fusun Kilic, PhD
Nora Smith Ouachita Baptist University Giulia Baldini, MD, PhD
Maria Thomas University of Arkansas – Little Rock Alan J. Tackett, PhD
Mian Wang Drury University (MO) Masahiro Higuchi, PhD


2006 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Tiffany Armstrong University of the Ozarks (AR) Kevin D. Raney, PhD
Samuel L. Collom University of Arkansas – Little Rock Grover Paul Miller, PhD
Jordon Heath Gipson Arkansas Tech University Donald Mock, MD, PhD
Clint Langston Harding University (AR) Kevin D. Raney, PhD
John Platts University of Dallas (TX) Alan B. Diekman, PhD
Tashina Pontzius (Brown) Williams Baptist College (AR) Masahiro Higuchi, PhD
Ashley Prevost Christian Brothers University (TN) Craig Cooney, PhD
Stephen D. Wagner Harding University (AR) Anna Radominska, PhD


2005 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Carrie E. Brown Harding University (AR) Kevin D Raney, PhD
Justin Harney Hendrix College (AR) Fusun Kilic, Phd
Ashley C. Miller Christian Brothers University (TN) Craig Cooney, PhD
Kelly Robbins Hendrix College (AR) Fusun Kilic, Phd
Daniel E. Sanders Southern Arkansas University Grover Paul Miller, PhD
Joshua Spore Oachita Baptist University (AR) Alan B. Diekman, PhD
Allen B. Tucker Hendrix College (AR) Masahiro Higuchi, PhD


2004 SURF Students

Student College / University Mentor
Randi B. Cline Millsaps College (MS) Wayne Wahls, PhD
Samuel E. Franks LSU-Alexandria (LA) Kevin D. Raney, PhD
Katie Koelsch University of Montana Alan B. Diekman, PhD
Sarah W. Lomax University of Arkansas – Little Rock Fusun Kilic, PhD
Brian Skaug Ouachita Baptist University (AR) Timothy Chambers, PhD
Ryan Thurman University of Central Arkansas Grover Paul Miller, PhD
Robyn Poerschke Hendrix College (AR) Anna Radominska, PhD
Michael Hall University of Arkansas – Little Rock Anna Radominska, PhD
Nihshanka Debroy University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Kevin D. Raney, PhD


2003 SURF students

Student College / University Mentor
Carrie Cavanaugh Arkansas State University Kevin D. Raney, PhD
Meghan Freiley Texas Tech University Robert Reis, PhD
Emily Gaddis Vanderbilt University (TN) Robert Reis, PhD
Darby A. Grace Hendrix College (AR) Alan Diekman, PhD
Frederick Johnson Jr. Ouachita Baptist University (AR) Edathara Abraham, PhD
Najiyah Kazi Hendrix College (AR) Alan Diekman, PhD
Agnes Kowalska Warsaw University of Technology Grover Paul Miller, PhD
Ayse Ozarlsan Vanderbilt University (TN) Alan D. Elbein, PhD
P. Ryan Steed Centre College Kevin D. Raney, PhD
Jacy Wagnon Hendrix College (AR) Wayne Wahls, PhD
Charity Washam University of Central Arkansas Grover Paul Miller, PhD
Regan West University of Central Arkansas Craig Cooney, PhD