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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Microbiology

Primary Institution: The University of Iowa
Affiliation: Department of Microbiology
City: Iowa City
State: IA
Job Duration: 10 weeks (May 24-July 30, 2010)
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Microbiology
Description: The REU in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline. We hope that this experience will encourage students to pursue a career in basic science and give them the skills they need to succeed in that career path. The focus of the program is a hands-on research project conducted under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors. A range of research projects will be available, including basic mechanisms of bacterial and viral gene expression, virus structure and assembly, biofilm formation, microbial development, and prokaryotic cell biology. Students will also attend lectures to broaden their understanding of microbiology and educate them about graduate school and career options.
Stipend: $3,900
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Food Allowance
Application Deadline: 02/15/2010
Job Website: http://www.uiowa.edu/microbiology/summer.shtml

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Julie Nealson
51 Newton Rd, 3-403 BSB
Dept of Microbiology, The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Email: undergrad-micro-info@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-7980
Fax: 319-335-9006
Secondary Contact: David Weiss
51 Newton Rd, 3-372 BSB
Dept of Microbiology, The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Email: david-weiss@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-7785
Fax: 319-335-9006
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