Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biochemistry

June 1 – August 5, 2015

The Program: Students can participate in a 10-week summer research program under the direction of the Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty. Topics of research include:

  • structural biology
  • molecular genetics
  • genomics
  • enzymology
  • biophysics

Students will have weekly meetings, which allows them to explore research opportunities, discussing research ethics, and learn effective oral and written presentation skills. 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 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.

  • Your application must include:
    • completed application form, including statement of purpose and goals
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • transcript from undergraduate institution

Application deadline for 2015 has passed. 2016 applications will be due next February.

If you have any questions or concerns, email Gary Kunkel or Mary Byrk or call our office at 1-800-482-6246.