REU Site: Research in Prokaryotic Biology

Title 
REU Site: Research in Prokaryotic Biology
Institution 
University of Georgia
Institution Type 
Graduate Research University
City 
Athens
State 
GA
Field 
microbiology
Start Date 
May 28, 2013
End Date 
July 26, 2013
Stipend 
$4,500 plus a $500 food allowance
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 15, 2013
Description 
Research in Prokaryotic Biology at the University of Georgia will run from May 28 to July 27, 2012. This exciting program in the Microbiology Department is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and will provide ten participants with nine weeks of a hands-on research experience. A $4,500 stipend is included as well as housing, travel expenses to and from UGA, and a $500 food allowance. Application deadline is Feb. 22, with participant selection beginning at the end of February. You do not have to be a microbiology major to apply. REU participants will conduct independent projects with supervision. A wide variety of research topics will address the diverse functions of bacteria and archaea. State-of-the art techniques will be used in interdisciplinary approaches that combine knowledge from the fields of Genetics, Biochemistry, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, and Ecology.
Qualifications 
Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Students must not have completed a Bachelor's degree prior to the start of the program to be eligible. Students from institutions with limited research opportunities, minorities, and deaf/hard-of-hearing students are strongly encouraged to apply. You do not have to be a microbiology major to apply.
Contact 
Monica Matheson
URL 
http://www.uga.edu/mib/reu/REUindex.htm
Email 
reumibo@uga.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes