Research Programs at UC Davis


The Collaborative Learning at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology (CLIMB) program emphasizes hands-on training using mathematics and computation to answer state-of-the-art questions in biology. CLIMB is a one year research-training program for UC Davis students in mathematics or biology with coursework, seminars, and mentoring in September through June and a full-time collaborative research experience over the summer. Students that participate in CLIMB have a chance to learn quantitative tools, enhance your biological knowledge, and conduct research as a member of an interdisciplinary team.


UC LEADS is a comprehensive two-year program designed to prepare economically or educationally disadvantaged students for success in doctoral degree programs in science, engineering, technology, or mathematics. Students are assigned individual faculty mentors, who guide them in academic year and summer research experiences. Scholars receive stipends and housing for their summer research and participate in extensive academic enrichment activities, including presenting their research at the annual UC LEADS Symposium.


MURPPS is a UC Davis undergraduate mentoring program designed to increase the number of disadvantaged students who pursue graduate studies in the physical and mathematical sciences by offering students the chance to work with professors on research projects relevant to their major. The goal of MURPPS is to help create a diverse post-graduate population in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Students are paid a quarterly stipend. MURPPS also runs seminars which introduce students to faculty and research projects, offers academic guidance, and access to the tutoring at the Learning Skills Center.


The Mentorships for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters, and Science (MURALS) is a two-quarter program that encourages students to further their education beyond the baccalaureate degree by providing opportunities to participate in academic research with a faculty mentor. MURALS welcomes students from all academic disciplines. For application information, please go to their "How to Apply" webpage.