ENDURE Undergraduate Education
The Blueprint initiative “Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (ENDURE)” aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the field.
undergraduate research experience in neuroscience
May 26, 2024 – August 2, 2024
The Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) ENDURE research program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs. We combine outstanding research training, a rigorous curriculum and an empowering support system so participants thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond. With support from the NIH Blueprint ENDURE initiative and Washington University, accepted students are funded for up to two years and trips to the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. Overall, the program embeds students in a network of neuroscientists and enhances the success of trainees towards our goal of increasing diversity in neuroscience. Students will arrive on campus on Sunday, May 26, participate in our Closing Symposium on Friday, August 2, and return home that evening or on Saturday, August 6 (move out of the dorms by 11am).
WUSTL ENDURE selects new class of scholars
The ENDURE program has selected 10 students to join in 2023.
Along with 7 students who will return for their second year in the program, these scholars will arrive on campus Sunday, May 28, do cutting-edge research in a WUSTL lab for 10 weeks, and present their findings at our Closing Symposium on Friday, August 4. Congratulations to Catrina Reyes and Shylyn Collier from our 2022 cohort on being selected as our ENDURE Student Representatives! Catrina and Shylyn coordinate initiatives and serve as liaisons between the students, program director, faculty and staff.
The research-intensive ENDURE program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD or MD/PhD training with outstanding research experiences, a rigorous curriculum and an empowering network. With support from the NIH and Provost Office, accepted students are funded for up to two years of research, coursework, and trips to the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting.
The 2023 cohort:
Victoria Cadena, Sophomore, Washington University in St. Louis
Tamara Dandreamatteo, Sophomore, Washington University in St. Louis
Makenna Fluegel, Sophomore, Washington University in St. Louis
Drake Gorecki, Junior, Hamilton College
Kassie Hamilton, Junior, Duke University
Yana Honcharuk, Junior, Kenyon College
Noah Kabbaj, Freshman, Washington University in St. Louis
Sara Morcos, Junior, Bowdoin College
Sebastian Monge-Reyes, Sophomore, Washington University in St. Louis
Megan Niehaus, Junior, University of Missouri-St. Louis
The 2022 cohort:
Shylyn Collier, Junior, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Fabrizio Darby, Senior, University of Miami
Javier Kelly-Cuenca, Senior, University of Missouri-Columbia
Rachel Membreno, Junior, San Diego State University
Trinidi Prochaska, Senior, Washington University in St. Louis
Catrina Reyes, Junior, Washington University in St. Louis
Tyara Thompson, Junior, The College of Wooster