2011 Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY)
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) students receive a stipend, live on campus in student housing, and are considered members of the laboratory for the summer. In addition, summer positions are available in labs in every area of biomedical research, ranging from biophysics, structural biology, and protein chemistry, to neuroscience, developmental biology, immunology, cell biology, immunology, infectious diseases, and clinical investigation (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc.).
Further information is available on our website: http://www.aecom.yu.edu/phd/summer.htm
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
The Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program is a 9-week summer research program offered by the Graduate School, and between 80 and 90 positions are available each summer. At the end of the program, students submit a short summary of their research.
For additional information and to download an application visit www.bcm.edu/smart/
Boston University (Boston, MA)
The Boston University (BU) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The SURF Program is open to non-BU students who are rising juniors or rising seniors, and wish to conduct research in the sciences, technology, or engineering for ten weeks - full-time in a Boston University lab - mentored by a BU faculty member.
Information for the summer 2011 program can be found at www.bu.edu/surf.
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
MURF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: The MURF program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American, females who are underrepresented in their discipline and first-generation college students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or M.D. /Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, and MURF students will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program and a $500 travel/housing supplement.
For more information, please visit www.murf.caltech.edu
AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Caltech's Amgen Scholars program provides students the opportunity to conduct research in biology, chemistry, and bio-technical related fields under the guidance of seasoned research mentors.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 is required, and students should have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D. /Ph.D.
For more information, please visit www.amgenscholars.caltech.edu
Cold Spring Harbor (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
CSHL's Undergraduate Research Program (URP) accepts 25 students from around the world to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in cancer biology, neuroscience, plant biology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and computational biology.
Participants are invited to all Laboratory social activities, see a Broadway play, explore many of the tourist attractions in New York City, have pool parties, visit the lovely beaches of Long Island, and generally enjoy a marvelous - and very busy - summer.
Please visit www.cshl.edu/urp for more information and to apply online.
Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems NSF Science and Technology Center
EBICS announces its "Engineering Biological Machines" REU, a summer research program for undergraduates beginning in the summer of 2011. The program will fund 15 undergraduate students, with 5 students assigned to EBICS labs at each primary institution (Georgia Tech, MIT, or University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign). We provide a $4500 stipend and assistance with travel, housing, and a small food allowance.
Applications will be accepted from any student currently enrolled in a science or engineering undergraduate program with a 3.25 overall GPA. URL: http://www.ebics.net Contact: Tia Jackson-Truitt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA)
A summer research program for undergraduate students between their junior and senior year of studies is established at the Hutchinson Center, providing financial support and instruction on a research project under the guidance of a faculty member and laboratory staff (in one of the Divisions of the Center: Basic Sciences, Clinical Research, Human Biology, Public Health Sciences or our newest area, the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute). Students spend a nine week period as part of a research team in areas such as: cellular biology, developmental biology, genetics, membrane biology, molecular biology, molecular immunology, structural biology, oncogenes, or virology. For more information, visit http://www.fhcrc.org/science/education/undergraduates/
Janelia Farm Research Campus (Ashburn, VA)
Janelia Undergraduate Scholars: Our program gives undergraduates an opportunity to spend 10 weeks during the summer doing research as an intern in the lab of a mentor at Janelia Farm. We expect this experience to enrich the students' intellectual development and to benefit research at Janelia Support: $4500 stipend, on-site housing, food, social activities and travel. http://www.hhmi.org/janelia/undergrad.html
The Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions (Baltimore, MD)
The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions offers a unique opportunity to work for the summer in a research laboratory at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions. Research opportunities are available in the following areas:
-Basic Science Institute
Research opportunities in the Basic Science Institute are available in all of our basic science departments: Biological Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry; Cell Biology; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Neuroscience; Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences and Physiology.
- BSI Chemistry-Biology Interface
Research opportunities in the CBI program are available in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Biophysics, Biophysics & Biophysical Chemistry; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences Departments.
- BSI - Summer Research Internships in Immunology
The Johns Hopkins Immunology Training Program (ITP) offers a wide range of research opportunities including: T cell antigen recognition, the immunobiology of AIDS, the biochemistry of lymphocyte activation, molecular biology of lymphocyte development, immunoglobulin gene rearrangement, tumor immunology, dendritic cell development and function, autoimmune disease mechanisms, antigen processing and presentation, innate adaptive immunity to infectious agents and mechanisms of immunologic tolerance.
- Bloomberg School of Public Health
Research initiatives: improving the health of women and children; identifying determinants of behavior and developing communication programs to promote healthy lifestyles; protecting our nation from bioterrorism; preventing and controlling AIDS; elucidating the causes and treatment for mental disorders; preventing chronic diseases (heart diseases, cancer, diabetes); improving the health of adolescents; preventing and treating substance abuse; assessing the effect of environmental toxins on human health; making water safe and available for the world’s population; assessing the health needs of disadvantaged populations (rural, urban, refugees, US ethnic groups); and developing methods to better understand, manage and finance health care.
- Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Projects span a broad range of research, from the basic science of endothelial or epithelial cell biology to asthma epidemiology. Program benefits include: stipend ($3,000), on-campus housing, and a travel allowance.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
The MIT summer research program in the fields of Biological science (MSRP Bio) is a 10-week research training program in which students will conduct research in a field of their interest (biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, cancer, immunology, developmental biology, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, systems biology, computational biology, genomics). Students will learn a range of skills, both technical and intellectual, that will help them develop into successful independent scientists.
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New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY)
The purpose of this program is to give highly qualified students, who are interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences (Ph.D., M.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.), the opportunity to conduct research, while exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center. Students may work with faculty of their choosing in the disciplines of biochemistry, bio-informatics, biomedical imaging, cellular and molecular biology, clinical investigation, computational biology, developmental genetics, forensic pathology, immunology and inflammation, microbiology, molecular oncology, neuroscience and physiology, parasitology, pharmacology, stem cell biology, structural biology and virology.
For more information, visit http://sackler.med.nyu.edu/surp
Rockefeller University (New York, NY)
This 10 week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program allows students to work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry, structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology, virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics and mathematical biology.
Additional program features include a faculty lecture series, journal club, presentation/interview workshops, social activities, barbeque, and a poster session.
For additional information, visit http://www.rockefeller.edu/surf/
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, TN)
The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Undergraduate POEs participate in basic oncology research, clinical and basic research conferences and a daily core lecture series designed specifically for POEs. The stipend is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non-local students.
University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a 10-week research internship that prepares undergraduates for graduate programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. SMART interns participate in research under the guidance of faculty mentors and attend weekly workshops on scientific writing and presenting, GRE preparation, and the application process for graduate school. They receive a competitive stipend, room and board, round-trip travel, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural and outdoor activities.
Visit http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/DiversityInitiative/undergrads/smart/index.html or email email@example.com for more information.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
The Summer Biomedical Training Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) provides biomedical research experiences for U.S. citizens and permanent resident undergraduates, particularly those underrepresented in these areas that are interested in receiving a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. This 10-week program offers round trip transportation, on-campus housing, a stipend, and a GRE Prep Course. At the end of the summer, the participants participate in the Annual Summer Research Festival hosted by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
For more information visit http://www.umbc.edu/meyerhoff/summerbio/
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
- The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at UT Southwestern is an intensive, 10 week summer research training experience designed for 75 college students who are preparing for careers in biological research. Over two hundred and ninety participating faculty offer training in genomics, cancer biology, computational biology, developmental biology, molecular genetics, structural biology, cell biology, chemistry, systems biology, pharmacology, microbiology and infectious diseases, neurosciences, immunology, and mechanisms of disease.
For more information, visit www.utsouthwestern.edu/SURF
- The Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) program at UT Southwestern is an intensive, 10 week summer research training experience which leads to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers to current questions at the interface of quantitative science and basic biomedical research. The program introduces ten students to the sorts of projects encountered during postgraduate research training and leads to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers to current questions in biophysics, computational biology, and quantitative and analytical chemistry. Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level, have completed the sophomore year, and be a U.S. citizen.
For more information, visit www.utsouthwestern.edu/QP-SURF
University of Wisconsin – Madison (Madison, WI)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program offers research experiences to undergraduate junior and senior students for 10 weeks in one of the following disciplines: biochemistry/biophysics, bioenergy, cellular and molecular biology, computational biology and biostatistics, ecology, plants, and environmental systems, molecular and environmental toxicology, neurobiology, and virology.In addition, the eight disciplinary areas are connected through a seminar series highlighting major themes in biology, science writing, preparation for graduate school, and biological sciences careers, such as evolution, pathways and transformations of energy and matter in biological systems, information flow, exchange and storage in biological systems, structure and function, andsystems biology.
For more information visit: http://www.wisc.edu/cbe/srp-bio/
*Credit given to Dr. Ira Clark for the compilation of this extensive list of summer research opportunities.h
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