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REU in Cellular Bioengineering: From Biomaterials to Stem Cells

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Rutgers is the home to a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site on Cellular Bioengineering -- From Biomaterials to Stem Cells. This program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and was established as a pipeline activity of an IGERT training program in the Integrated Science and Engineering of Stem Cells under which it ran from 2003-2009. The current program is led by Professors David Shreiber (PI) and Charles Roth (Co-PI) and operated for the first time as an REU in summer 2010 with ten enthusiastic participants having a stimulating and productive summer. With an intellectual focus in Cellular Bioengineering, this program provides research opportunities that articulate with a range of cutting-edge, multidisciplinary areas, including stem cell engineering, systems and computational biology, cell-active biomaterials, and micro/nanoscale biosystems. The REU program serves a diverse population of students to whom cutting-edge research experiences are not typically available and thus broadens the pipeline to graduate school for a wide range of students.

Program Elements

•Cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research projects

•Hands-on training: “Cellular Bioengineering Boot Camp”

•Faculty and near-peer mentoring

•Weekly workshops and networking

•End-of-summer research symposium

•Supplemental funding to support conference travel

Living and Research Environment

•10 week paid research experience

•Participants receive $5000 stipend plus travel expenses, on-campus housing and GRE preparation course

•State-of-the-art research facilities

•Easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey shore and Poconos Mountains.

Participating Institution(s):
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Rutgers University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biomedical Engineering
Cellular Biology

Biomolecular Engineering
Cellular & Molecular Imaging
Cellular Engineering
Computational Biology
Metabolic Engineering
Molecular Engineering
Stem Cell Research

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

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