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CSHL’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in modern Biology in Cancer, Neuroscience, Plant biology, Molecular biology, and Genetics


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Academic Level:
Undergraduate Students

Description:
CSHL’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides one of the few places where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant scientific community. Each year, approximately 25 students from around the world are accepted to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in: Cancer biology , Neuroscience , Plant biology , Cellular and molecular biology , Genetics , Computational biology

The URP program and its NSF REU component are administered by the Watson School of Biological Sciences and is designed to give students an opportunity to conduct first-rate research. Participants learn about scientific reasoning, laboratory methods, theoretical principles, and scientific communication. Specific objectives of the program are to:

Give college undergraduates experience in conducting original research

Raise their awareness of the physical and intellectual tools necessary for biological research

Inform them about the major questions now under investigation in the biomedical and life sciences

Promote interactions with laboratory scientists

Recent URP Alumni

In addition to their research, URP students attend a series of seminars and special events designed specifically for them. At the URP Symposium, held at the end of each summer, students present a summary of their research to their peers and advisors. Each participant also writes a final report, similar to a scientific abstract, to describe his or her project.

URP students are encouraged to attend advanced postdoctoral courses at CSHL, organized by leading scientists from many countries. In these courses, undergraduate students have an unparalleled opportunity to learn the latest experimental techniques in different fields and to seek advice about their future schooling and research.

Program participants live, work, eat, and play among CSHL scientists. They are invited to all Laboratory social activities, see a Broadway play, explore many of the tourist attractions in New York City, have pool parties, visit the lovely beaches of Long Island, and generally enjoy a marvelous—and very busy—summer. By the end of the program, they are well-equipped to decide whether scientific research is a career they would like to pursue.


Program Dates: 6/12/2017 - 8/12/2017

Participating Institution(s):
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Lead)

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

Keywords:
Cancer
Genomic Analysis
Neurobiology

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


Page last updated 10/30/2016
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