The Hornberger Lab

Undergraduate Training

Undergraduate students are considered to be a critical component of the lab. A typical undergraduate student will begin working in the lab by the end of their sophomore year. Initially the student will be taught basic techniques such as western blot analysis and cell culture. Once the student has become proficient with these techniques, the student will begin working on an assigned project. Under most circumstances, completing the assigned project will result in authorship on a published manuscript. To date, over 80% of the undergraduate students that work in the lab have graduated with at least one publication, and several students have finished with as many as four publications including first authorships. If you are interested in learning more about undergraduate research opportunities in the lab, please contact Dr. Troy Hornberger at