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REU Site: Research in Microbiology

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Exciting projects will address diverse topics in Prokaryotic Biology. Please join our program and enjoy the first-rate UGA research and recreational facilities. Participants will each receive a $4,500 stipend in addition to a $500 food allowance for the summer. Housing and most travel costs will also be covered. Students will stay in air-conditioned dorms on campus.EllensFavorite.jpg

The Microbiology Department of the University of Georgia in Athens (UGA) will provide an intensive, 9 week hands-on laboratory research program for 10 undergraduates this summer.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program (REU Site: Research in Prokaryotic Biology) will run from late May to late July. Students from institutions with limited research opportunities in Microbiology, minorities, and deaf/hard-of-hearing students are strongly encouraged to apply. Accommodations and Support Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Participants.

REU participants will conduct independent projects with supervision. A wide variety of research topics will address the diverse functions of bacteria and archaea. State-of-the art techniques will be used in interdisciplinary approaches that combine knowledge from the fields of Genetics, Biochemistry, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, and Ecology.

Participants will be able to take advantage of the excellent research and recreational facilities at UGA.

The NSF requires that participants must be:
1. undergraduates (cannot have graduated with a Bachelors degree before the program begins)
2. citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Georgia (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Cellular Biology
Ecology & Evolution
Genetics & Genomics
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Molecular Biology

Genetic Engineering
Genomic Analysis
Microbial Ecology
Microbial Physiology
Molecular Genetics

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

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