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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Online Applications for the 2017 REU Program are now being accepted.


If you are interested in a possible research career in the areas of 

2016 REU Group
  • biochemistry
  • molecular biology
  • cell biology
  • molecular genetics
  • population genetics
  • genomics
  • developmental biology
  • biophysics
  • biomedical applications

If you are a rising junior (preferred but not required) with a good academic record (at least a 3.0 GPA), especially in biology and chemistry, who is considering continuing your education in a graduate program, then we have five positions every summer for a ten -week lab experience in any of the ca.100 laboratories associated with the graduate fields of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology (BMCB); Genetics, Genomics and Development (GGD); or Biophysics.

We are particularly interested in applicants who will bring increased diversity to our laboratories.

Application forms are available hereThe form has a place to indicate a preference for a particular lab (see the websites for BMCB, GGD, or Biophysics), or more generally for the areas of research in which you are most interested.

Completed applications are due by January 31, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified in the following two weeks.

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $4000 for the summer, as well as housing and a partial meal plan.

Please address questions about the MBG REU program to Prof. Volker M. Vogt ( Please put REU in the subject line.