Our Programs

Through our history, HWI has developed SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION PROGRAMS for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. We are committed to training future scientific leaders –and perhaps our next Nobel Laureate.

We offer a high school apprenticeship program. This unique opportunity gives high school students the opportunity to study evolution and bioinformatics in the laboratory of Hauptman Distinguished Scientist, Dr. William L. Duax. Past participants have competed in science fairs, been admitted to prestigious colleges and universities, and earned scholarships.

Students who are accepted into the program will be given flexibility with their schedule. Students may work Fridays, after school, or during part of their summer vacations.

High School Science Summer Schools and Apprenticeships at HWI.

HWI High School Internship Program Application (2016)

The Roy Carver Foundation and donations from various supporters sponsor the high school program.
The focus of the UB/HWI Structural Biology Department is biological form and function at the level of the three-dimensional atomic architecture of biological macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies. The department’s program of graduate studies provides thorough training in the principles and practice of the main methodologies of structural molecular biology, namely: protein expression, purification, and crystallization; X-ray diffraction crystallography; small angle X-ray scattering; and computational structural modeling.

The core faculty of the Structural Biology Department is comprised of scientists from the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Inc., an internationally renowned biocrystallographic research center. The Institute and Department are housed in a beautiful new building on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus, adjacent to the new building complex that houses the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Centers for Genetics and Pharmacology.

One track of the structural biology Ph.D. program includes the first-year required course work for the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences. In their second year, students study core courses in the methods of structural biology, and throughout their program of study they take part in departmental seminars. By the beginning of their second year, students choose a thesis or dissertation research topic and faculty advisor, and they commence their degree research. For admission to degree candidacy, students are required to present and defend orally a written proposal for their research project.

The Ph.D. dissertation research must represent an original investigation designed to contribute to new knowledge and understanding of biomolecular form and function or new methodology for research in structural biology. It is expected that the research will normally lead to publication in prominent refereed journals of one or more research papers of which the student is the principal author.

For more informtion, contact the Department Chair:

Michael Malkowski, PhD
Advance your discovery and understanding of science while participating in one of our internship programs. Programs administered at the University at Buffalo, Arizona State University and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will give you the opportunity to delve further into your STEM interests through working directly with research teams, participating in coursework for BioXFEL students, and expanding professional skills in development.

BioXFEL offers Summer Research Internships to highly qualified undergraduate and post-graduate students with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, computer science and all related fields.

Learn more by visiting BioXFEL.