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REU SITE: The Stressed Life of Cells

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Students will receive one-on one mentoring by research faculty from the Departments of Molecular Biosciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Computational Biology as they work on an independent research project. Student participants will also engage in professional development activities, involving group tutorials, guest speakers, computational workshops, communication skills workshops, and career development workshops. The goals of our program are designed such that students will gain scientific skills, hone presentation skills, develop hypotheses and participate in cutting-edge research while building career networks and making new friends.

The scientific theme, The Stressed Life of Cells, unites all the summer research projects and reflects the kinds of biotic and abiotic stressors that cells encounter-stressors such as heat, osmotic fluctuations, ionizing radiation, infection by viruses and bacteria, and mobilization of transposons that affect genome integrity. Our theme also reflects our research on the molecular mechanisms that allow cells and organisms to repair, adapt to, respond to, or avoid stress and the consequences of exposure to such stressors.

Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents. We especially welcome applications from students of under-represented groups in science, or who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds (for example, first-generation college students), or who come from academic institutions with limited resources for research.

Please visit our website for additional information about the program and how to apply!

Application Deadline: 3/1/2024

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

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
STEM Fields

Behavioral Genetics
Cell Culture
Cellular & Molecular Imaging
Cellular Function
Gene Expression Studies
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics

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

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