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REU in Cell, Developmental and Evolutionary Biology

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Undergraduate Students

This program is designed to expose participating students to core concepts of Cell, Developmental and Evolutionary Biology. The thirty participating faculty provide a broad range of research options in these areas. They also share a strong commitment to working with undergraduates and promoting diversity in the biosciences community at Berkeley.

Under the direct guidance of a UCB faculty mentor, usually with a graduate student or postdoctoral co-mentor, students will gain first-hand research experience and training in state-of-the-art research facilities, working on individual projects. During the first week of the program, group tutorials will survey the interconnecting fields of cell, developmental and evolutionary biology and bioinformatics. Through the remainder of the program, weekly seminars will further expose participants to the wealth of ongoing research in these areas. Professional development workshops and interactions with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and UCB undergrads will familiarize participants with the graduate school experience, including the application process, what to expect in graduate school and the career possibilities it opens up. Social events and excursions will permit students to explore the attractions of the Bay Area. In the course of the program students will prepare a short scientific paper on their project. During the last week, a mini-symposium will permit the participants to share their accomplishments.

Who should apply?

•Highly motivated students interested in biological research

•Students interested in the possibility of graduate school (Ph.D. rather than M.D.)

•Have completed at least one course in biology and one in chemistry before applying

•Undergraduates who will be attending a 4 year college or university in fall to work toward the Bachelor's degree. (Preference is given to students who will have completed their sophmore year by June.)

•United States citizens or permanent residents (required by NSF guidelines)

•Able to show proof of health insurance for duration of the program

Applicants are not required to have previous research experience.

This program is aimed at promoting diversity in the national biosciences workforce. Students who share this goal, especially from underrepresented minority groups, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or who are the first generation in their families to attend college are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 2/1/2024

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, Berkeley (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
General Medical & Life Sciences

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

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