Summer Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry

  • June 1 – August 5, 2015
  • The Program: With support from the NSF-REU grant program and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics offers an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in a 10-week intensive summer research program during the summer. Under the direction of our faculty, students will join a laboratory team to conduct research in modern biochemistry, with wide-ranging possibilities in structural biology, molecular genetics, genomics, enzymology or biophysics (faculty research). Students will participate in weekly meetings in order to explore the diversity of research opportunities in this vibrant field, gain experience in critical reading of biochemical research papers, discuss research ethics and to learn effective oral and written presentation skills. In addition, opportunities for social activities away from the laboratory will be provided on weekends. Financial support will include a stipend of $5250 in addition to living expenses on campus, and some assistance with travel expenses.
  • Eligibility: The program is open to pre-baccalaureate undergraduate students majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, biology, or any life science. Preference will be given to candidates who have finished their third year and already taken organic chemistry and biochemistry courses. However, outstanding students who have completed their second year of college work will also be considered. This program is committed to provide research opportunities for students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences.


  • REU Summer Application 2015
  • To request a paper application:
    • email: Gary Kunkel ( or Mary Bryk (
    • toll-free telephone: 1-800-482-6246
    • write to:
      Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
      Texas A&M University
      Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biochemistry
      2128 TAMU
      College Station, TX 77843-2128
  • Your application must include:
    • completed application form, including statement of purpose and goals
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • transcript from undergraduate institution

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