Undergraduate Student

The BMED Lab is seeking motivated students to fill the position listed below. The BMED Lab integrates theories and methods from developmental psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and autonomic psychophysiology to understand how the mind and body interact to affect those confronted by stressful life events such as bereavement. We are particularly interested in why (a) certain population groups do not benefit from the same health status as others, and (b) how past and current adversities contribute to one’s health status. By understanding biobehavioral mechanisms, medical professionals will be better able to identify and treat those who are disproportionately at risk for developing physical and mental illness.  

Position Title: Student Research Assistant

Department: Psychology

Reports to: Research Coordinator, Principal Investigator

Compensation: Work-study positions or course credit are available for Rice Students

Function: Perform entry-level specific activities in support of multiple research projects within the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, psychophysiology, and psycho-oncology. These tasks will include collecting and processing data related to heart rate variability, metabolism, endocrine function, and immune function. To perform general duties as needed including: making copies, screening participants via phone, making recruitment calls, inputting data in spreadsheets, and organizing lab documents, as well as performing research protocols related to the study. This is a volunteer research position with opportunity for advancement. Excellent recommendation letter offered, if appropriate.

If interested, please email Patricia Morales (pm22@rice.edu) for more information on how to apply.

Undergraduate & Post-Bach Student Success Stories

Andrea Lugo – Undergraduate student, Andrea Lugo, presented a poster at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Conference, 2017. She is now a medical student at McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX. Well done, Andrea!

Allison Shields is pictured here in front of her poster at the American Psychological Association Conference in 2016. She is now a doctoral student at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Congratulations, Allison!












Summer undergraduate student, Daisy Alvarado (pictured above), won the Outstanding Poster Award during her research internship at Rice in 2017.











Rice undergraduates, Amani Ramiz and Pearly Ye, presented a poster at Rice University’s undergraduate poster symposium in Spring 2017.