Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Microbiology

Title 
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Microbiology
Institution 
University of Iowa
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Iowa City
State 
Iowa
Field 
Microbiology
Start Date 
5/21/18
End Date 
7/27/18
Stipend 
$5250
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/15/18
Description 
The REU in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline. In 2018, we expect to support 8-10 participants. We hope that this experience will encourage students to pursue a career in basic science and give them the skills they need to succeed in that career path. The focus of the program is a hands-on research project conducted under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors. A range of research projects will be available, including basic mechanisms of bacterial and viral gene expression, virus structure and assembly, biofilm formation, microbial development, and prokaryotic cell biology. Students will also attend lectures to broaden their understanding of microbiology and educate them about graduate school and career options.
Qualifications 
The program is intended for undergraduates who: • Will be returning to their home institution for at least one semester of undergraduate study before graduation. • Are interested in pursuing graduate school and a career in biological research. • Are United States citizens or permanent residents (hold a green card). • Have limited access to research opportunities at their home institution. • Prior research experience is NOT a requirement. This program seeks to improve diversity in the biological sciences. Disabled students, minority students, and disadvantaged students (economically or first in family to attend college) are especially encouraged to apply.
Contact 
Julie Nealson
URL 
https://medicine.uiowa.edu/microbiology/education/summer-research-experience-undergraduates-reu-microbiology
Email 
undergrad-micro-info@uiowa.edu
Number of Participants 
8-10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no

$600 for incidental expenses including subsistence