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Peer Advising

Do you need help getting started in research at UF and would like to speak with someone?

The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) offers Peer Advising for anyone who would like get started in undergraduate research.  

Peer Advising

See Office hours below to speak with a peer advisor.

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Center for Undergraduate Research

Newell Hall, Room 202
1700 Stadium Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611

+1 (352) 846-3222
CUR@aa.ufl.edu

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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About Peer Advising?

Whether you’re looking to get involved in undergraduate research at UF or are already involved and looking to enhance your experience, our trained peer advisors are here to help. The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) offers personalized peer advising to students to help them find research opportunities on campus, apply to research scholarships, create effective research presentations, locate and apply to external research programs outside of UF, and offer resume critiques. CURBS peer advisors are experienced undergraduate researchers who are passionate about helping students find enriching opportunities that will take their academic experience to new heights.

Online Students

Are you an online student or can not make it to in person office hours? We have a virtual advising system just for you! Set up an appointment with the advisor of your choice and they will meet with you virtually to discuss research opportunities.

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Stay tuned for testimonials from fellow UF Undergraduate Students!

Meet the Directors

Our peer mentoring group is made up of experienced undergraduate researchers who are passionate about helping students find research opportunities that will enrich their academic experience and help them reach their career goals.

Director of Research Advancement

Name:  Dylan Burgin

Class:  2020

Email:  dburgin@ufl.edu

Major:  Microbiology and Cell Science

College:  College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Research Description:  I am investigating how nitric oxide synthase and SrrAB (an important regulatory system) play a role in virulence strategies (production of toxins and biofilm formation) of Staphylococcus aureus, which is a particularly devastating opportunistic pathogen.

What do I do?  I am the Director of Research Advancement. I specialize in connecting undergraduate students to scholarship opportunities and research programs such as the University Scholars Program and the Emerging Scholars Program. I also help students formulate research presentations and raise awareness of presentation opportunities and REUs (research experiences for undergraduates). 

Director of Research Acquisition

Name:  Aanchal Shah

Class:  2021

Email:  aanchal.shah@ufl.edu

Major:  Psychology (Pre-Medical Track)

Minor:  Dance in Medicine Certificate

College:  Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Description:  I research under the Center for Arts in Medicine.  My research specifically focuses on the benefits and risks of dance movement therapy in the palliative care system and how it can be used as a non-pharmological method for alleviating pain in patients who have terminal illnesses. 

What do I do?  As the acquisition director of of advising, my job is to make sure you get the research position of your dreams! I help give our peer advisors the tools and necessities to turn your research aspirations into a reality

Peer advising will be offered to students in Newell Hall.  Walk-in hours will be posted above under the office hours tab.  Please reach out if you have any questions!