Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

Summer 2018 Opportunities

Southwest National Primate Research Center Internships

Institute for Public Health at Washington University Summer Research Position

Diversity Summer Health-Related Research Education Program - Medical College of Wisconsin

University of Chicago EYES on Cancer Program

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program

Lewis Talbot City Internships

Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Marshall University Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students in Biomedical Sciences

Summer Volunteering or Research at Colobus Conservation in Kenya

Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research - University of Chicago

Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

Indiana University Research Experience in Animal Behavior

Summers Hands-On Courses at Flathead Lake Biological Station, Montana, USA

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at State University of New York

Harvard University (Harvard Forest) Summer Research Program

Summer Technician Positions: Deer-Elk Ecology Research Project/Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project

One Heart Source - Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa

UIC Summer Undergraduate Opportunities - Research and Test Prep Courses

Summer Student Research Internship at LUMC Oncology Institute

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in the Evolution of Biodiversity across the Tree of Life


Southwest National Primate Research Center Internships

The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) proudly offers many educational opportunities throughout the year.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internships

The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) is offering competitive student internships for the summer of 2018. The 8-week program will take place from June 4th through July 27th, 2018.

Undergraduates (sophomore, junior or senior levels) and graduate (M.A/M.S., Ph.D. and veterinary) students enrolled at accredited academic institutions will be eligible to participate. For those submitting completed applications before January 12, 2018, notification of acceptance to the 2018 summer program will be made by February 1, 2018.

Student Volunteer Program

SNPRC provides educational volunteer opportunities for a limited number of students throughout the year. Students must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in school. We will match student volunteers with appropriate mentors. However, the availability of a particular mentor is not guaranteed.

For more information, please visit: http://snprc.org/summer-internships-student-volunteer-program/

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Institute for Public Health at Washington University Summer Research Position

The Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis offers eight-week programs are open to national and international students currently enrolled at the time of application and participation in the program in the following degree programs at a U.S.-based university:

  • Full-time college undergraduates
  • Graduate students pursuing a Master in Public Health (MPH), Social Work (MSW) or related fields
  • Medical students looking to gain experience in the fields of public and global health research (especially infectious diseases)

The program comes with a $4000 stipend, and application details can be found on our website. The application period is now open through February 1, 2018.

If there are any questions, please email iphsummer@wustl.edu

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Diversity Summer Health-Related Research Education Program - Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin's summer programs provide research opportunities for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in medicine and biomedical science, including those from:

  • Disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Underrepresented cultural and ethnic groups
  • Individuals with disabilities

Please visit the following website for more information: https://issuu.com/mcwstudentaffairs/docs/dshrep2017brochureia

A complete application includes the following:

  • Online Application - must select the submit button on last page
  • Official College Transcript - submitted via US mail. Scanned and online versions not accepted
  • Two online recommendations - submitted via recommendation link

The deadline is February 1, 2018 by 5 p.m. C.S.T.

  • Failure to submit all application components prior to the deadline voids review.  Additional information can be found by viewing our Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ
  • This application must be completed in one sitting, unfortunately you are unable to save and continue at a later time.  This application will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
    • In an effort to support your application completion, please visit the following link to review the application screen-shots so you have a sense of how to prepare before beginning.

     

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University of Chicago EYES on Cancer Program

On behalf of the education team at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are excited to launch our Chicago EYES on Cancer program, which provides immersive research training and career guidance to underrepresented college students interested in biomedicine. More information here: https://cancer.uchicago.edu/education/pipeline-programs/eyes/

I’ve attached two fliers for Chicago EYES on Cancer. The first advertises our info session for potential applicants at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry on November 18th. The second advertises the program itself. We’re eager for Loyola applicants!

Thanks so much,

Megan

Megan A. Mekinda, PhD

Assistant Director for Cancer Education

University of Chicago Medicine | Comprehensive Cancer Center

5841 S. Maryland Ave. | MC1140, Suite H-212 | Chicago, IL 60637

Ph: 773-702-4678 | Fax: 773-702-9311

mmekinda@bsd.uchicago.edu

MSI Open House Flier

EYES flier

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Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program

We are excited to announce our 2018 GCRL Summer Field Program course line-up.  This year we have changed our application process where students can apply online by visiting the following URL: Usm.edu/GCRL-apply.  Classes will be filled on a first come first served basis.    Our field and laboratory intensive class size are kept small to ensure everyone gets a great experience.  With this in mind, we encourage students to apply early to secure a seat in the course of their choice.  Please share this information with students and colleagues that may have an interest in the Summer Field Program. We are looking forward to another great summer exploring the coastal habitats of the northern Gulf of Mexico. You can find more information at our website http://gcrl.usm.edu/summer_field/index.php or by searching “GCRL Summer Field Program” on facebook.  If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact myself or Margaret Firth at Margaret.firth@usm.edu or by phone at 228-818-8852.  We hope to see you on campus this summer!

Sam Clardy

Associate Director

Marine Education Center

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

School of Ocean Science and Technology

The University of Southern Mississippi

Phone: 228-818-8885

Fax: 228-818-8894

Website: usm.edu/ocean

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Lewis Talbot City Internships

All CI programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company.

All programs are open to students from any year, with any major. Students may choose to join a program in one of 18 cities, with a placement in one of 9 career fields.

18 Destinations: New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Rome, ZurichSydney, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires.
 

9 Career fieldsBanking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Our one-page notice board flyer and 13-page student prospectus provide, respectively, summary and detailed information for those new to CI and our programs.

2017 Q4 Scholarship

As you may be aware, each quarter we provide an opportunity for students to receive fully-funded places on a CI program.

The 2017 Q4 scholarship contest invites students to enter a draw to win two fully-funded spots, one for themselves and one for a friend, on the Global Explorer Program this summer.

The CI Instagram page is a great resource to help students visualize a summer with us. To enter the draw, students need only follow CI’s Instagram page, indicate their preferred city by liking one of 18 city-themed images, and tag a deserving friend.

The recipients of the 2017 Q4 scholarship will be drawn on Monday 18th December 2017. Visit our blog for more details.

For your information, I have also provided additional information about CI and our 2018 programs, our new academic partnerships initiative, and managing membership to this distribution list.

Best wishes,
Lewis

Lewis Talbot
Founder & CEO, City Internships
www.city-internships.com

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Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program

We have two unique paid summer research scholarship opportunities for undergraduates at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. 

  • The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, is accepting applications for 10 funded summer Research Scholar positions for our Summer 2018 program.  NSURP offers opportunities consisting of both basic and applied (clinical) biomedical research projects.
  • The Nemours Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is accepting applications for 9 funded summer Research Scholar positions through their Health Equity Summer Scholar Program (HESSP). The focus of all of these research projects is health disparities. Most are epidemiologic in nature.

Online applications: accepted December 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018.  All letters of reference must be received by January 29, 2018 for consideration by the selection committee; applications lacking letters of reference after January 29th will be considered incomplete. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at the time of application, a US citizen or legal permanent resident, and meet minimum GPA requirements for each program (3.2 for NSURP and 3.0 for HESSP). Applicants should also have interest in research, healthcare, science, public health, health disparities, and related fields.

Program information: Program dates are June 4 through August 10, 2018. During the program, Nemours clinical and research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results while working on active research projects.  Available projects vary each year and range from lab-based, translational, and clinical to epidemiologic in focus. Training is provided on human subjects protection, animal welfare, responsible conduct of research, and research ethics.  Program activities include multiple enrichment activities including a student-focused seminar series, journal clubs, and multiple opportunities for shadowing and engagement in other educational opportunities.  All students present their research project and findings to the community via poster sessions and oral presentations. Family and friends are invited to attend these events.

Additional information and the online application are available at: www.NemoursResearch.org/Scholarship.

Please feel free to distribute and/or post this email and the attached program flyers.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to: summerresearch@nemours.org

 

Thank you!

Heidi Kecskemethy, MS Ed, RDN, CSP, CBDT 

Office of Research Educational Programs Director

Co-Director, Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Sonali Barwe, Ph.D. 

Research Scientist

Co-Director, Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Patricia Oceanic, MS, CDM

Administrative Director, Office of Health Equity and Inclusion

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Marshall University Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students in Biomedical Sciences

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Summer Volunteering or Research at Colobus Conservation in Kenya

Colobus Conservation is a primate conservation and research center on the South-East coast of Kenya.  Here at Colobus Conservation, we offer a range of volunteer and research opportunities to undergraduate and post graduate students studying environmental conservation, biology and anthropology related degrees. 
 
Students, as volunteers, can gain valuable hands-on practical primate rescue and rehabilitation experience at our center, where we operate an on-site veterinary clinic and have a 24/7 emergency response team. There are opportunities to learn conservation outreach skills by assisting with our community work to reduce the human-primate conflicts of the area, and gain habitat management skills by working on our forest restoration projects. 
 
Students can also conduct undergraduate or postgraduate research on a variety of biological and ecological topics. Our center is unusual as Diani has a high density of habituated primate species that live in an anthropogenically altered environment. This habituation provides unique opportunities for students to conduct pioneering research into this under-studied field of conservation biology. Inhabiting species include the Nationally Threatened Angolan colobus (Colobus angolensis palliatus) which is soon to be upgraded to Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, as well as yellow baboons, Sykes, vervets and two species of galago. I have attached a document that lists possible research topics though students may also suggest research ideas of their own interest. The topics list can also be downloaded from our website: http://www.colobusconservation.org/index.php/research-opportunities/research-topics. We also have options for botanical studies as the area is recognized by Conservation International as one of the top 25 Global Biodiversity Hotspots. 
 
As a scientific organization, we are interested in developing collaborative research opportunities with universities. We can host group field trips that are tailored to specific module learning outcomes incorporating captive and wild primate management. Previous students have gained a range of interesting conservation jobs after volunteering and conducting research with us. Here at Colobus Conservation, we provide a safe and secure environment to students which is easily accessible by air from Nairobi and by road from Mombasa. Diani has excellent nearby amenities, including shops, banks, hospitals and restaurants. We are located within easy reach of a range of National Parks, marine conservation initiatives and community development projects.

CC Volunteer Poster

CC Research Poster

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Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

Applications are now open for the Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)!

FPHLP is a 10-week summer residential program here at U-M SPH for underrepresented college students and recent grads who are looking for a meaningful introduction to public health. It is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to address the shortage of diversity in the public health workforce. No public health experience is required. We are thrilled to receive applications from students! 

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Indiana University Research Experience in Animal Behavior

Our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Animal Behavior is a National Science Foundation sponsored program that offers unique opportunities for students interested in animal behavior. Our REU provides students from institutions across the country with research experiences guided by mentors from the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior at Indiana University. The internships are intended to encourage and enhance the participation of members from groups currently under-represented in science (racial minorities, first-generation college, and persons from low income families or with disabilities), but we seriously consider applications from any citizen or permanent resident of the United States who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.  
 
Our Animal Behavior REU interns spend 10 weeks conducting research with mentors drawn primarily from the Departments of Biology, Anthropology, and Psychological & Brain Sciences.  In addition, our interns attend lectures and participate in workshops on practical career skills (e.g., ethics, preparing a CV, studying for the GREs). We also emphasize research dissemination and provide funds for REU interns to publish or present their research at national conferences. Our summer research program is an excellent way to gain skills and prepare for graduate school and a career in the sciences.
 
Each undergraduate intern receives 1) a stipend of $5,500; 2) single-room housing on campus; 3) a basic meal plan; and 4) travel expenses. This year’s program dates are May 21 to July 28, 2018. The on-line application and other program information are on our web site at: https://animalbehavior.indiana.edu/research/reu/index.html The APPLICATION DEADLINE is FEBRUARY 12, 2018.
 
I should mention that our group also hosts several opportunities for graduate students, including an annual conference and degrees through several different departments. Please send any interested students to our web site http://www.indiana.edu/~animal/ , and don’t hesitate to get in touch directly if you have any questions or suggestions. 
 
Dr. Laura Hurley Associate Professor of Biology Director, REU Program  cisab@indiana.edu

IUREU 2018

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Summers Hands-On Courses at Flathead Lake Biological Station, Montana, USA

University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is the place to go for high quality and rewarding hands-on learning in all areas of field ecology, taught outside under the open sky. Coupled with contemporary and cutting-edge methods and technologies, the FLBS summer academic program offers rich and rigorous field ecology experiences taught by outstanding faculty from UM and beyond.

Courses begin June 25, 2018 and run through August 17, 2018.

For Important Dates and Deadlines, Courses Offered, Scholarships and Logistics information, check the FLBS website at: https://flbs.umt.edu/apps/education/ or a pdf of the brochure at: https://goo.gl/AGM7ct.

We have 12 great courses in both aquatic and terrestrial realms that will be of interest to students ranging from “sophomores-to-be” (Field Ecology) to upperclassmen to early grad students. See flier below for complete course list.

Here are some relevant pieces of info:

-   small class sizes, great faculty, students from around the USA, non-USA students welcome

-   immersive learning, featuring field methods and interactions with natural resource professionals

-   new courses for 2018: “Environmental Sensors: Designing Building and Deploying in the Field” and “Field Methods in Ornithology”

-   earn 1 to 13 credits in 1 to 8 weeks in 300 and 400 level courses, graduate early

-   credits easily transferable to other colleges/universities

-   many scholarships available

-   apply by Jan. 12 for $100 discount, pay in fully by Apr. 30 for $100 discount!

-   easy online application process

Since 1899, the Flathead Lake Biological Station of the University of Montana has been offering transformative field ecology courses in spectacular western Montana.  2018 is going to be the best summer yet!

Students are already applying online at https://flbs.umt.edu/apps/education/!

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at State University of New York

SUNY Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have recently been awarded a SUNY Performance Improvement Fund grant to expand our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to triple its current size. This newly enlarged program will offer students the opportunity to perform research from a wide variety of perspectives (basic science, medicine, nursing, environmental health, and physical therapy).   The aim of the SURF program is to nurture undergraduate students into careers that combine biomedical research into their chosen profession, providing them an understanding of research across disciplines and fields. We are specifically looking for students interested in pursuing a PhD, MS, MD, MD/PhD, DNP, DPT, MPH, and PA.  Depending on a student’s research interests, the students is paired with a faculty member in one of our 5 colleges (Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and SUNY ESF) to learn more about those professions and to perform cutting edge research.  All students will interact throughout the ten-week program allowing them to see research from many different facets by participating in inter-professional education events.  Students who are underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

http://upstate.edu/grad/programs/summer.php

 

Sincerely,

Michael Cosgrove, PhD

Director, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

SUNY Upstate Medical University

cosgrovm@upstate.edu

Mark E. Schmitt, PhD

Dean, College of Graduate Studies

SUNY Upstate Medical University

schmittm@upstate.edu

S. Scott Shannon

Associate Provost & Dean of the Graduate School

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

sshannon@esf.edu

College of Graduate Studies

Weiskotten Hall

SUNY Upstate Medical University

750 East Adams Street

Syracuse, New York 13210

p. 315.464.4538

e. biosci@upstate.edu

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Harvard University (Harvard Forest) Summer Research Program

We are offering an exciting summer program for undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research. 


Attached is a detailed program brochure as well as a few power point slides for presentation to interested students. 
The strict deadline for this program is Friday February 2nd, 2018 @ 9:00am.

Applications are currently being accepted on-line and complete details are listed on our website.

Program dates for 2018 are May 21 – August 3, 2018.

HF Summer Program 2018

Forever REU Powerpoint 2018

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Summer Technician Positions: Deer-Elk Ecology Research Project/Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project

The Deer-Elk Ecology Research (DEER) Project and the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project are collaborative projects between the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit of the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The overarching goals of these projects are to evaluate how a variety of factors shape population dynamics of mule deer to provide a mechanistic approach to monitoring and management of mule deer.

The DEER Project is located in the high-desert ecosystem of southern Wyoming. The focus of the DEER Project is aimed at evaluating the role of competitive interactions between mule deer and elk and how potential competitive interactions structure populations. The DEER project will also address key questions that continue to be a concern for mule deer populations including effects of harvest, habitat condition, drought, fawn recruitment, buck dispersal, and predation.

The Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project is located in southern region of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in western Wyoming. The Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project is aimed at addressing questions relating to how nutritional relationships among seasonal habitat conditions, behavior, human disturbance, climate, and disease shape population dynamics of mule deer.

The primary tasks for these positions include capturing, collaring and monitoring of neonate ungulates, assessing cause-specific mortality of neonates, collecting monthly fecal samples from adult ungulates throughout the study area, and recording vegetation survey data. These tasks will require candidates to use GPS units, radio telemetry, 4WD vehicles, and maintain accurate database information on a daily basis. Work schedules are irregular and include long days and weekend work, especially at the beginning of the field season. In addition, work days typically entail 5-15 miles of hiking per day – most of which is off-trail. During the neonate capturing period, work is characterized by long days/nights with little time off. Following the neonate capture period, a more normal work schedule will be established to allow technicians to enjoy summer in the Rocky Mountains. The study areas are mountainous and remote, so long days of hiking in difficult terrain will be frequent.  Accommodations while in the field will be provided in the form of wall tents and/or field houses. Weather conditions throughout the summer can be variable and adverse weather conditions are to be expected.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

B.S. or working towards finishing a degree in a wildlife-related field Must be able to maintain a positive attitude during long periods of work in the field Willingness to learn new skills and work cooperatively with fellow technicians and supervisors Strong organizational and detail-oriented attitude Must be willing to work 12-16 hour days for multiple days at a time Must be in good physical condition and willing to hike up to 15 miles per day Must be willing to work in desert conditions with ticks and other biting insects Must possess valid driver’s license Ability to work in all types of weather (rain, snow, wind, extremely hot or cold temperatures)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience using a handheld GPS

Experience with radio telemetry

Experience with capturing and handling live animals 4WD and ATV operating experience Previous experience with vegetation surveys Familiarity with western plant identification Wilderness first aid skills

We will be hiring 2 seasonal Wildlife Field Technicians and 1 Crew Lead for the DEER project and 3-4 seasonal Wildlife Field Technicians for the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project.

POSITION DATES:

DEER Project:

Start: One technician to start ~10 May and two others to start mid/late May.

End: Late August with the potential for one technician to stay on through Oct 31.

 

Wyoming Range Project:

Start: One technician to start early May and two/three others to start mid/late May.

End: Late September with the potential for one technician to stay on through early/mid November.

Agency: University of Wyoming; Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Location: Southwest Wyoming; Western Wyoming

Salary: $1,200 – $1,600 month (DOE)

Last Date to Apply: 01/07/2018

To apply, please email a cover letter with your interest in the position, resume with your qualifications, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for three references in one file to the following contact: wyomingungulateprojects@gmail.com.

Please include “Wyoming Neonate Project Technician” in the subject line of the email.

Please indicate in the email if you have a preference for the DEER project or Wyoming Range Mule Deer project position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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One Heart Source - Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa. We are offering a variety of 2, and 4-week volunteer programs and internships next summer.

As an OHS Volunteer/Intern you will:

  • Gain international experience for graduate school and employment.
  • Develop skills in international communication, mentorship and community outreach.
  • Mentor students to achieve academic growth and cultivate lasting relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in local communities and broaden your global perspective.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.

 

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2018 Application
Next Application Deadline: January 19, 2018
www.oneheartsource.org

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UIC Summer Undergraduate Opportunities - Research and Test Prep Courses

Research Training and Career Development Program (RTCP)

-Application Deadline: Monday January 22, 2018

https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/7676551

 

GRE/MCAT/DAT Preparation Program (GMDP)

-Application Deadline: Monday April 2, 2018

https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/4627237

RTCP Flyer

GMDP Flyer

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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in the Evolution of Biodiversity across the Tree of Life

We are looking for 8 undergraduate students to participate in hands-on research in biodiversity science and receive training in cutting-edge techniques and analysis in evolutionary biology for 10 weeks during the summers of 2016-2018.

Students will learn research techniques that include DNA sequencing and computational analysis of genetic and genomic data, morphological measurements and phylogenetic analysis, and microbiology and next-generation microbial sequencing.  Scientific projects to be conducted by the students include the morphological and ontogenetic variation in an African rodent, population genetics and blood meal identification of a parasitic catfish, coevolution of feeding morphology and taste receptors in fish-eating birds, Assessing genomic information to identify lichens, testing the causes of organismal diversification in the most species-rich
lichenized fungi, wing morphology and dispersal ability in New Zealand water beetles, geographic variation in a widespread mullet fish, and diversity, evolutionary history and specificity of symbiotic microbes associated with turtle ants.

In addition students will receive career mentoring in a diversity of STEM fields, gain experiences in public outreach and science communication, receive training in ethics/responsible conduct of research, and participate in a diversity workshop to help overcome bias in science.

https://www.fieldmuseum.org/reu
https://www.fieldmuseum.org/2018-reu-program-offerings

Students will be provided a stipend, dormitory housing, and assistance with travel costs.

Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and an undergraduate during the entire period. We especially encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science to apply.

To apply, please send complete the online application:
https://www.fieldmuseum.org/reu

Applications close April 22, 2016.

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