The MOST Program prepares students and postdoctoral fellows to shape the future of oral health research and clinical care. MOST fellows work with world-class faculty, use cutting-edge technology and explore new directions from the bench to the bedside.

The MOST Program is located on UIC's West Campus, at the heart of a major medical research center and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Our location gives us easy access to a diverse range of cutting-edge research, a diverse patient population and, when we're not working, everything that Chicago has to offer: miles of open lakefront, great culture, dining and sports.



Student in labMOST Summer

The MOSTSummer Program provides unique research experiences to qualified undergraduate students.  Participants work with faculty mentors to design and conduct a research project.  Areas of research include: wound and tissue regeneration, developmental biology, bioengineering, biomaterials, cancer biology, microbiology and immunology.  Students will also participate in regular seminars and other larger group activities, as well as prepare for presentation of their research.

Program Structure

Program Manual


Undergraduate students, who are considering careers in biomedical or biological sciences and who are either US citizens or Permanent Residents, are encouraged to apply.  Students who will graduate prior to the summer of 2014 are not eligible.  All participants must have health insurance for the duration of the program.

UIC is dedicated to increasing the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical and clinical sciences, as diversifying the student and faculty bodies improve the quality of the training and educational environment.

How to Apply

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications for the summer of 2014 are due March 3rd, 2014. Please include the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Up-to-date transcript from current undergraduate institution
  3. Two letters of recommendation from academic sources

Transcripts and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Katherine Long
Office of Research, MOST Program
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina Street, M/C 621
Chicago, IL 60612



Questions about our summer program can be directed to:

Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo, Program Director or
Katherine Long, Program Coordinator


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