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Tufts Research Experience

Available Labs - Spring 2023


Last Updated: 11.22.2022

The Tufts Summer Research Experience offered through Tufts Pre-College Programs and University College will hosts placements for residential, commuter, and virtual opportunities for Spring 2023! Placements in labs are open for highly-qualified high school juniors and seniors (ages 16+) to learn from distinguished scholars, scientists, and clinicians in a wide array of disciplines across the university.

Current lab placements include faculty in the department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

  • Additional lab openings will be listed as they become available, and labs will be marked as ‘filled’ as soon as possible when slots are no longer available.
  • Any lab that is listed as ‘unavailable’ are labs that are currently not planning on making a conversion to virtual research this summer.
  • Students must be juniors/seniors and 16 years or older at the time of the program to apply.
  • Admission to this program is competitive and rolling!
    • During the admissions process, you will be permitted to select up to three lab preferences
    • After you are accepted, we will process your lab selections on a first-come, first-served basis
    • If your lab preferences are no longer available when you are admitted, we may reach out to you to discuss other options (if they are available)
    • You will have a limited amount of time to accept your offer of admission and deposit before your spot is given to another student

Our staff are available for questions and advice in selecting lab preferences. Please contact us at

Food is Medicine Institute

Biomedical and Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Principal Investigator: Dean Dariush Mozaffarian

**PLEASE NOTE: The Mozaffarian Research Lab is offering residential, commuter, and virtual research placement options for Summer 2024.**

Food is Medicine (FIM) Institute specializes in catalyzing food-based nutritional interventions into healthcare programs to treat or prevent disease and advance health equity. Some of these interventions are prescribed medically tailored meals, groceries, or produce to support disease management and optimal well-being. Not only do we strive to educate the public sector in nutrition, as well as healthcare providers and federal policymakers to drive change, improve health, reduce health disparities, and create a more equitable and resilient healthcare system that recognizes the power of nourishing food. FIM interventions hold great promise by emphasizing both nutrition security and health equity, while also aiding food insecurity, financial strain, and disease management.

Applicants interested in conducting research with the Mozaffarian Lab will need to be fluent in English. Applicants will also be provided with access to STATA and Zoom for the duration of the program, along with appropriate training such as the Annual Lab Safety Training. Applicants will also need a laptop or personal computer with email, Zoom, and Microsoft Suite capabilities.