REU Site: Research Opportunities in Biological and Chemical Catalysis

REU Site: Research Opportunities in Biological and Chemical Catalysis
Northeastern University
Institution Type 
Graduate Research University
chemistry, biochemistry, and chemistry-related disciplines
Start Date 
June 8, 2015
End Date 
August 14, 2015
Hrs / Week 
Rolling, with a firm deadline of Friday, March 20, 2015
The REU site program in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University offers interdisciplinary research opportunities in Biochemistry, Organic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry laboratories with an overarching focus on the theme of Catalysis. Students will do research in a vibrant academic setting with extensive connections to companies in the Boston area. The research theme of the program will be Biological and Chemical Catalysis. This theme spans the multidisciplinary research areas represented in the department and will provide opportunities for students in the program to experience and discuss catalysis across the spectrum, from small molecule catalysts to enzymes. This is an important unifying theme through which students can be engaged in understanding Chemistry from various perspectives through cutting edge research. The scientific problems to which students in the program will be exposed are as diverse as how enzyme catalysis is involved in the regulation of signal transduction pathways in the cell and green chemistry geared at sustainability. Students will get insight into the research methodology, self-discipline, teamwork and the dissemination of results through group meetings, poster presentations, and publications in professional journals. Students must cover own travel expenses.
To participate in the program, you must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, a freshman, sophomore, or junior as of Spring 2015, and a major in chemistry or biochemistry or related disciplines. Students with senior standing as of Spring 2015 are not eligible. Applicants must have health insurance coverage. Northeastern University undergraduate students are not eligible. Preference will be given to students from institutions that do not have a research-intensive focus at the graduate level and to students with a strong interest in research and pursuing graduate studies in the sciences. Previous undergraduate research experience is not required.
Oyinda Oyelaran
Number of Participants 
Housing Provided 
Housing Cost 
housing provided at no cost to participants
Subsistence Provided 
Subsistence Cost 
a basic meal plan will be provided.