REU Site in Molecular Biosciences

Title 
REU Site in Molecular Biosciences
Institution 
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Institution Type 
PhD granting, research intensive, land grant university
City 
Fort Collins
State 
CO
Field 
• Gene expression analyses • Chromatin structure/function • Protein characterization and manipulation • Cell molecular architecture • Tumor virus molecular biology • Molecular mechanisms of ion channels and neurotransmitter release • Protein folding, structure and function • Molecular neurobiology • Developmental mechanisms • Proteomics • Detection of food-borne pathogens • Plant molecular biology and metabolism • Cardiovascular physiology and development • DNA repair and telomeres in cancer and aging • Prions in neurodegenerative diseases
Start Date 
May 31, 2016
End Date 
August 4, 2016
Stipend 
$5250
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 1, 2016
Description 
Students will be involved in exciting and interesting projects at the very edge of our current knowledge in these areas. They will learn how to formulate and test hypotheses, how to problem-solve and troubleshoot, and how to use state-of-the-art techniques and instrumentation including analytical ultracentrifugation and X-ray crystallography. A significant number of participants in this program have published the results of their projects in scientific journals. Each student is assigned to a specific faculty member’s research laboratory, where the student works closely with the faculty mentor, post-doctoral associates, and graduate students.
Qualifications 
Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and who will not graduate before the start of the REU program. We strongly encourage applications from students in underrepresented groups and those attending colleges with limited research opportunities. Students who will graduate at the end of the Spring 2016 term are not eligible for this program. Participants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions (NSF requirement). While there are no set course requirements, our REU Program is oriented towards students who have completed at least some college level biology and general chemistry.
Contact 
Paul Laybourn
URL 
http://www.bmb.colostate.edu/undergraduates/reu/program-description/
Email 
paul.laybourn@colostate.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes

Housing in a near campus apartment is provided. Travel support up to $800 is provided. A food allowance of $1800 is provided.