Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Biology and Biotechnology

Title 
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Biology and Biotechnology
Institution 
University of North Carolina Charlotte in the Department of Biological Sciences
Institution Type 
undergraduate and graduate
City 
Charlotte
State 
NC
Field 
Biology and Biotechnology
Start Date 
May 31, 2016
End Date 
August 5, 2016
Stipend 
$5250
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 1, 2016
Description 
This REU Site program will focus on research in biology and biotechnology in a traditional research experience while conveying how basic biotechnology research leads to business creation and industrial development. Example projects include bioinformatics and whole genome analyses to understand drought resistance of potato crops, generation and study of transgenic soybeans for agricultural use, study of microbial populations for biofuel development or water treatment, use of nanoparticles in bioavailability or environmental impact studies.
Qualifications 
Undergraduate completed at least on year. two strong letters of support, transcripts with some relevant coursework in biology
Contact 
Christine Richardson
URL 
http://biology.uncc.edu/research/reu-biotechnology
Email 
C.Richardson@uncc.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes

In addition to the stipend on campus housing his provided, a subsistence allowance is provided, and a transportation reimbursement is provided.