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Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Plant Genome Research Program Summer Internship


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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
Undergraduate students participate in the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) summer internship program and learn how basic plant research can be applied to protect the environment, enhance human health, and improve agriculture. PGRP undergraduate researchers gain knowledge of plant genomics and scientific research by working closely with their mentors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in a laboratory setting. Undergraduate researchers will learn the latest molecular biology techniques and bioinformatics tools while working on a supervised, independent research project within the framework of the assigned laboratory’s research program. Interested undergraduate students should apply through the BTI application form.

The Boyce Thompson Institute, located on Cornell University's campus, offers summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates to enrolled students interested in biological research, biological engineering, digital agriculture, and bioinformatics. As world leaders in plant research, Cornell University, BTI, and the USDA have facilities built on Cornell's long tradition of research in genetics, breeding, and engineering to develop novel technologies which improve the scientific understanding of plant systems.

Our undergraduate research internships, funded by the NSF and USDA, provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a lab setting, prepare for graduate studies and explore future careers.p>-Work with grad students, postdoc fellows and scientists on an independent project- Attend weekly plant science seminars with scientists from BTI, Cornell and the USDA and take a customized bioinformatics course - Learn about graduate school, scientific careers, communication, outreach, research ethics, and work in an international research environment - Present research to the other students, scientists, and mentors at our annual Scientific Symposium.

Interns Will Receive:

-Work experience in an international community of scientists who come together in research to protect the environment, enhance human health, and improve agriculture around the world.

-Housing, Travel and Meals: Interns receive free group housing on campus, travel, and meal allowance. $6,000 stipend.
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Application Deadline: 2/3/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Cornell University (Lead)
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biology
Cellular Biology
Computational Sciences
General Medical & Life Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Bioinformatics
Chemical Signaling
DNA research
Gene Delivery Processes
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Genomic Analysis
Graduate School Preparation
Microbial Biology
Plant Biology
Plant Genetics

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)


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