Augusta University's Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship supports research and scholarly activity by undergraduate students. We provide programming and financial support for faculty-student scholarly collaborations through a wide range of services.
We are a proud member institution of the national Council on Undergraduate Research.
Dr. Quentin Davis
Dr. Alex St. Louis
Dr. Laurence Miller
Dr. Kimberly Gray
Dr. Donna Wear
Dr. Alison Foley
Dr. Clement Aubert
Dr. Jaclyn Murray
Dr. Vahe’ Heboyan
Dr. Dustin Avent-Holt
Dr. Brian Muntean
Dr. Julie Zadinsky
Click on each Ambassador's name to get to know them!
My name is Gabriella Benavides and I am from Lawrenceville, GA. I am a senior kinesiology major graduating in May 2022. After graduation, I plan on attending a physician assistant program to become a physician assistant. My research with CURS began in Fall 2020, when I chose my topic for my honors thesis. This past summer, I worked in the CURS summer scholars' program. The experience taught me different tips to be successful with undergraduate research.
Olivia is a Psychology major and in the Honors Program. She is working with Dr. Alan Saul in the Department of Ophthalmology studying diabetic retinopathy.
Hisham Kashif is from Roswell, Georgia and is pursuing a major in Cell and Molecular
Biology. After completing his undergraduate degree in 2022, he hopes to attend the
Medical College of Georgia. His curious nature and appetite for learning drew him
to research while the unique experiences made him stay.
Research may seem like a daunting task at first, but it will be one of the most transformative experiences in your undergraduate career. As for advise, never underestimate the power of cold emails to potential mentors and PI’s. If you have any questions or need advise on how to start out in research, you can reach me at email@example.com.
My major is psychology, and I'm graduating in May 2022. I'm from Lawrenceville, GA and plan on attending medical school after graduating. I wanted to get involved in research with CURS because of the resources they offer, like poster sessions and seminars. A word of advice for those interested in conducting research would be to reach out to a professor and discuss your interest with them! Please reach out through instagram.
My name is Leslie Duncan and I am a Cell and Molecular Biology major on track to graduate May 2021. I am from Wichita, Kansas but have resided with my family in Savannah, Georgia for the last few years. After graduating from Augusta University with my undergraduate degree I plan to attend Medical School with the ultimate goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. I started research with CURS to find a mentor to work with on my honors thesis. A piece of advice I would like to give other students in research is to not be afraid. It can be very intimidating working with such accomplished and experienced mentors, but I have learned they are there to help. If you have any questions feel free to contact me via email or phone. My email is Leduncan@augusta.edu Welcome to CURS!