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Summer Research Opportunity at the University of Iowa

Location: Iowa
Agency: National Science Foundation
Due Date: February 15, 2019
GPA: 3.00
Stipend: 5,700.00
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.

Contact Information
Contact: Patrick M. Schlievert
Phone: 319-335-7807
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Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Health Related Research, Immunology, Microbiology