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.

2018 SURF Students

Student College / University Mentor
Darcy Hagood Vassar College (NY) Fusun Kilic, Ph.D.
Anirudh Pidugu Emory University (GA) Grover P Miller, Ph.D.
Thomas Raney Hendrix College (AR) Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D.
Humam Shahare University of Arkansas – Little Rock Karen Abbott, Ph.D.
Riley Sinnott Tulane University (LA) Grover P Miller, Ph.D.
Ana Swearingen Harding University (AR) David Ussery, Ph.D.
Terri Tran Hendrix College (AR) Karen Abbott, Ph.D.

 

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, Ph.D.
Bryce Johnson University of Central Arkansas Grover P. Miller, Ph.D.
Melissa A. Sorsby Hendrix College (AR) Mari Davidson, Ph.D. & Wayne Wahls, Ph.D.

 

2015 SURF Students

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

 

2014 SURF Students

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

 

2013 SURF students

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


2012 SURF students

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


2011 SURF students

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


2010 SURF students

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


2009 SURF students

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


2008 SURF students

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


2007 SURF students

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


2006 SURF students

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


2005 SURF students

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


2004 SURF Students

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


2003 SURF students

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