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SPUR/SPUR-DAN Research Tracks

SPUR/SPUR-DAN offers students the opportunity to select from two specialized research tracks. 

Drug Abuse and Addiction and Neuroscience


Drug abuse/addiction and neuroscience research has become one of the fastest growing and popular scientific fields. Our NIDA funding now offers undergraduate students the opportunity to focus their research project in the area of drug abuse and addiction, and neuroscience. A select group of our researchers focus on the genetic, neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms underlying drug abuse and addiction, especially among minorities and underserved populations.

Learn more about our research mentors in the drug abuse and neuroscience track

General Biomedicine

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to conduct a focused research project under the supervision of one of the CTBR’s faculty research members in the following research areas:

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biophysics
  • Optics and Materials Science
  • Biopsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Mental Health Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Structural Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • Immunology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Telehealth
  • Translational Research
  • Community Participatory Research/Community Engagement


You can watch past SPUR Fellows’ presentations from both tracks here.




If you still have questions after reviewing our program pages, please email the program coordinator, Christine Gonzalez – cgo0025 (at) hunter (dot) cuny (dot) edu.