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Recommend a Student

Instructions for submitting a recommendation letter

Successful applicants will have a genuine interest in scientific research and will have successfully completed introductory life sciences courses.  An interest in pursuing a career in basic research is weighed heavily, as are characteristics such as curiosity, enthusiasm, motivation and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  We look for students who will take full advantage of an intensive research-based learning opportunity.  Please prepare your letter with these thoughts in mind.  Save your letter on your institutional letterhead as a PDF document.  Your recommendation letter will be submitted online.

The application is closed now. You can directly submit your recommendation letter via e-mail to Letters will be accepted until Feb. 7th.


Please add the email address to your contacts.  You will receive an email request from the application program.  Follow the link embedded in the email to upload your letter.  Be sure to fill out the request in its entirety.  If uploaded successfully, you will receive an email confirmation.  If you are uploading letters for multiple students, please follow the link and instructions for each applicant.  Please note:  applications without letters of recommendation are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

For procedural questions regarding submission of letters of recommendation, please contact  For programmatic questions, contact Prof. Volker M. Vogt ( or Prof. Tim Huffaker ( ) or Prof. Kelly Liu ( ).

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