HWI is committed to training future scientific leaders –
and perhaps our next Nobel Laureate.



Hauptman-Woodward is dedicated to developing successful education programs for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. HWI is training the future scientific leaders of Buffalo – and perhaps our next Nobel Laureate.

The Duax High School Internship Program

The Institute’s high school training program is a labor of love for Dr. Bill Duax, who has inspired countless Buffalo students to share his love of scientific research. The students do real research on the evolution of proteins. They gather data, analyze their findings, and articulate what they have learned. To date more than 250 students from 45 area high schools have participated. They learn to work in teams, organize what they have learned, and present their findings in posters and oral presentations; all essential skills in any career path. Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute scientists develop the cures for tomorrow, today. APPLICATION MATERIALS

Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

University undergraduates have the opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists using state-of-the-art equipment in the fields of molecular biology, crystal growth, X-ray diffraction, and computerized data analysis. This program allows students to decide if scientific research will be their passion and highlights exciting careers in Western New York. APPLICATION MATERIALS

Graduate Student Mentorship

HWI has partnered for years with graduate programs in our region and beyond. We have successfully collaborated to advance the academic programs of numerous successful students who have gone on to positions at Harvard University, UCLA, and St. Jude’s Women and Children’s Hospital to name a few. Three of our recent graduate students on site, trained in the latest techniques in Structural Biology, have received the School of Medicine and Biological Sciences Dean’s Award for outstanding dissertation work at the University at Buffalo, which is awarded to only one graduate each year. Through our National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center we have cross trained graduate students in numerous disciplines at Stanford University, Arizona State University and at DESY in Germany and numerous others.

HWI researchers partner with numerous departments at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University at Buffalo to train graduate students in their laboratories.  Our faculty work across numerous disciplines to provide students with with interdisciplinary experiences.  For more information about program opportunities contact William Bauer, PhD at wbauer@hwi.buffalo.edu.