Plant Genomics @ MSU

Title 
Plant Genomics @ MSU
Institution 
Michigan State University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
East Lansing
State 
Michigan
Field 
Genomics, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Plant Biology
Start Date 
5/20/18
End Date 
7/28/18
Stipend 
$5250
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/5/18
Description 
Interns in the Plant Genomics @ MSU REU program will be embedded within a host lab and undertake a 10-week mentored research project under the direct supervision of a faculty member together with either a postdoctoral associate or graduate student mentor. Interns will participate fully in host lab events, including group meetings and activities with the aim of simulating life as a new graduate student. In addition, interns will attend seminars and networking events with MSU faculty and graduate students that will introduce them to diverse research projects and provide information regarding life in graduate school and careers within STEM. Interns will also attend a series of workshops designed to advance their professional development including, responsible conduct of research and research ethics, presentation skills, scientific writing, and GRE test taking strategies. Several social events will also be held that will facilitate interactions between faculty, graduate students and interns in plant sciences and with other internship programs that run concurrently with the Plant Genomics program. During the final week of the program, interns will present their research in poster format at the annual MIDSURE conference at MSU and also give oral presentations to the MSU plant science community.
Qualifications 
Plant Genomics @MSU participants must be a US citizen or permanent resident, be enrolled in a degree granting program with relevant major, and entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year as of fall 2018. Participants must be able to work at least 40 hours per week for the entire 10 week program.
Contact 
Krystle Wiegert-Rininger
URL 
https://plantgenomics.natsci.msu.edu or https://plantgenomics.msu.edu
Email 
plantgen@msu.edu
Number of Participants 
6-18
Housing Provided 
yes
Housing Cost 
On campus housing is provided.
Subsistence Provided 
yes
Subsistence Cost 
On campus dining is provided.