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The Microbial Friends & Foes Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

Location: Ithaca, NY
Agency: Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Due Date: February 1, 2017
GPA: 3.00
Stipend: 5,000.00
Description: The Microbial Friends & Foes Research Experience for Undergraduates program provides training in the concepts and experimental approaches central to understanding microbial interactions with eukaryotic hosts. Students work with faculty mentors in the Section of Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology (PPPMB). Students learn about broad diversity of microbe-eukaryote interactions through conducting independent research projects, participation in weekly research group meetings, seminars presented by PPPMB faculty, Microbial Friends & Foes Synthesis Panels, and the Microbial Friends & Foes Symposium. Also students take part in professional development activities offered through the Summer Institute for Life Sciences. Each student works with a PPPMB faculty mentor on an independent project relevant to a specific host-microbe study system. Students learn and use tools of molecular biology, bioinformatics, evolution, ecology, population genetics, or applied systems management. Participants receive a stipend of $5000, travel assistance, meal allowance, and group housing in on-campus residence halls. The program starts June 1, 2015 and ends August 7, 2015.


Contact Information
Contact: Teresa Pawlowska
Email: tep8@cornell.edu
Web Site: http://reu.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/index.html


Keywords
Bioinformatics, Biology, Cellular Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Evolution, Genetics, Plant Biology