Scripps Research Education & Training

About Scripps Research Education & Training

Scripps Research offers a range of education and training programs that translate the promise of advanced biomedical research into opportunities for students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become the researchers of tomorrow. The Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences offers a top-ten ranked doctoral program that empowers students to make high-impact discoveries at the interface of chemistry and biology. The school also offers dual degree programs with Florida Atlantic University; University of California, San Diego; and the University of Oxford. Approximately 300 doctoral students are enrolled at the institute’s two campuses in La Jolla, California and Jupiter, Florida, working with more than 150 graduate program faculty.

For doctoral students, the interdisciplinary nature of the Scripps Research environment provides unparalleled opportunities for graduate-level research that blurs traditional boundaries between academic research areas. The institute’s Graduate Office has identified 12 of these areas that broadly capture the diversity of scientific investigation undertaken by Scripps Research: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Genetics/Genomics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, and Structural Biology/Biophysics. Students design their own research projects that span one or more of these areas, with access to resources and expertise in all of them.

Undergraduate programs at Scripps Research give college students the hands-on laboratory experience and mentorship needed to succeed in graduate school and beyond. Both campuses offer unique mentoring and research experiences to undergraduates during the summer and throughout the academic year. Recruitment efforts are geared toward students with no prior research experience, students with few research opportunities at their home institutions, students from underrepresented and underserved populations, and students who are the first in their family to go to college.

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Research Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 La Jolla, CA
“I really liked the lab that I worked in. It is very innovative and I learned a lot from some of the best scientists in the world. I also liked the talks, the activities, and the benefits that the program offered.”


June 2019 - July 2019 La Jolla, CA
“Through this intern experience, I was able to learn more about data analysis and computer programming with guided mentorship and collaboration with others. I liked that I was able to work at my own pace and gain experience with programming through tasks that contributed to the project as a whole so I did not feel like I was wasting time.”
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