The UW School of Dentistry offers several opportunities for research. 

  • The Summer Research Fellowship (SURF)  offered annually to UW Dental Students 
  • Summer Quarter research work with a mentor for 4th Year UW Dental Students 
  • Volunteer or paid opportunities in research labs 
  • Advanced education programs for students committed to an academic or research career.

Student with research poster

Student Research Group 

The National Student Research Group (NSRG) is a student-run organization with the purpose of fostering an environment for students to explore research opportunities. It is both a resource and forum for students interested in research and is composed of a network of local student research group (SRG) chapters at dental schools. Major goals of the NSRG are to help dental students across the nation establish chapters, to encourage participation in schools, and to ensure that research is seen as a vital part of dentistry. 

The University of Washington Student Research Group seeks to foster an environment where interested dental students can: 

  • find research opportunities 
  • receive guidance from faculty or colleagues 
  • obtain information on presentations and publications 
  • discover opportunities to promote and expand research interests both locally and nationally. 

Mari Alina Timoshcuk

Advocacy Rep
Kristie Cheng  

Jessica Latimer

Faculty Advisor
Avina Paranjpe  

William Crosby