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Research Experience for Undergraduates (at Purdue)Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Agency: Purdue University
Due Date: February 10, 2017
Description: The Research Experience fro Undergraduates program provides advanced training in the manipulation and analysis of proteins for undergraduate students. A wide range of student research projects mentored by faculty in the Department of Biochemistry is available. Examples include the experimental analysis of enzyme mechanisms, post-translational protein modifications, proteomics, and protein-nucleic acid interactions studied in the biological context of cell cycle control, chromatin regulation and renewable energy research. The program emphasizes full-time research supplemented with weekly sessions on ethical conduct in research, professional communication, GRE preparation and the graduate school application process. At the end of the program students will present their results at a departmental symposium and a university-wide poster session. In addition to career development workshops, the program will provide social activities, examples include an opening week reception for students and mentors, a July 4th barbecue, and visits to local attractions such as Wolf Park and Prophetstown State Park. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, have completed at least 4 semesters by the start of the program. Applications will require a statement of career goals and reasons for participating in the program and two faculty recommendation letters. Participants are provided with a $5000 stipend, on campus housing and round trip transportation to West Lafayette. The program runs from May 26 to July 31, 2015.
Contact InformationContact: Sherry Pogranichniy
Web Site: https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/REU.aspx