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REU in Microbiology


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
The REU in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline. We hope that this experience will encourage students to pursue a career in basic science and give them the skills they need to succeed in that career path. The focus of the program is a hands-on research project conducted under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors. A range of research projects will be available, including basic mechanisms of bacterial and viral gene expression, virus structure and assembly, biofilm formation, microbial development, and prokaryotic cell biology. Students will also attend lectures to broaden their understanding of microbiology and educate them about graduate school and career options.

Overview of the Program

.Participants conduct full-time, hands-on research in microbiology, microbial genetics, or molecular biology.

.An overview of research programs in our department and a list of recent summer REU projects can be found on our website.

.Enrichment activities include weekly seminars and workshops on graduate school and career opportunities.

.At the end of the summer students present their findings in a campus-wide poster session.

.Program lasts for 10 weeks.

.Participants receive a $5,250 stipend plus a $530 food allowance.

.On-campus housing is provided at no cost to the participants.

.Travel costs are paid by the program.

Eligibility

The program is intended for undergraduates who:

.Have completed at least two years of college.

.Will be returning for at least one semester of undergraduate study before graduation.

.Are majoring in a biological science.

.Are interested in pursuing graduate school and a career in biological research.

.Are United States citizens or permanent residents (hold a green card).

.Have limited access to research opportunities at their home institution.

.Prior research experience is NOT a requirement.

This program seeks to improve diversity in the biological sciences. Disabled students, minority students, and disadvantaged students (economically or first in family to attend college) are especially encouraged to apply.


Participating Institution(s):
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University of Iowa

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Microbiology
Molecular Biology

Keywords:
Immunology
Microbial Biology
Microbial Physiology
Molecular Genetics
Pathogen Biology
Virology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 10/27/2016
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