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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

Location: Hyde Park, Chicago
Agency: University of Chicago
Due Date: February 1, 2017
Stipend: 5,250.00
Description: The Research Experience for Undergraduates in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology program is designed for students who are interested in attending graduate school and pursuing a career in science. MGCB Summer Internships allow students to work in research projects at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago. Current faculty works on fundamental problems in biology using a wide range of model systems including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, plants, nematode worms, fruit flies, fish and mice. Interns will have full access to the advanced instrumentation available in the host laboratories as well as in a large set of superb core facilities, including advanced light and electron microscopy, next generation DNA sequencing, and a wide range of biophysical approaches. Based on individual student’s preferences and faculty availability, each intern will be assigned a faculty mentor and will design a research project in close consultation with that mentor for 10 weeks (June 15-August 21). Students will also be exposed to the types of research being pursued in the department during weekly lunchtime seminars given by faculty. Each student will receive a $5,250 stipend, plus $750 food allowance, plus travel expenses to and from the University, and housing.


Contact Information
Contact: Aaron Turkewitz
Phone: 773-702-4374
Email: apturkew@uchicago.edu
Web Site: http://mgcb.bsd.uchicago.edu/reu/


Keywords
Bioinformatics, Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics