Welcome to the CUAJUNGCO LAB



The Cuajungco laboratory is a molecular and cellular biology laboratory. The goal of the laboratory is to integrate the Biological Science department’s inquiry-based pedagogy with hands-on, hypothesis-driven and cutting-edge research experience (one of the university’s high impact practices).

Information for High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students

Dr. Cuajungco encourages students (post-graduate, undergraduate, or high school) who are interested in his research to browse the website. Anyone who would like to participate in research should contact him for further information about opportunities at least 3 weeks before the semester starts (there is no guarantee that a space is available once the semester has started). For potential undergraduate students, please download and fill out the undergraduate student questionnaire by clicking here. For potential MS students, please download and fill out the MS applicant questionnaire by clicking here; however, also send your CV/resume and previous school transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable). For HS students, please send your CV/resume to be considered for summer research.

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, our research capacity is limited.


Department of Biological Science

Center for Applied Biotechnology Studies

Dan Black Hall 125

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 

California State University Fullerton

800 North State College Boulevard,

Fullerton, CA 92831 USA

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  1. 1.Undergraduate research assistant, Adrian Escobar, received the SACNAS 2020 Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award.

  2. 2.Dr. Cuajungco is awarded the 2020 Outstanding Research by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

  3. 3.Luigi Basilio, a former research assistant in the Cuajungco Lab and CSUF alumnus, is featured by the university for his work related to COVID-19 testing.

  4. 4.Dr. Cuajungco received the CSU Biotechnology 2019 Faculty Research Award featured here at CSUF News and Orange County Register.

  5. 5.Dr. Cuajungco received the CSUF 2018 L. Don Shields Excellence in Scholarship and Creativity Award featured here at CSUF News.