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REU Summer Program in the Biochemical Sciences

Primary Institution: University of Kentucky
City: Lexington
State: KY
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biophysics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Chemical physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology
Description: Undergraduate Summer Research Program:

The Summer Program in the Biochemical Sciences at the University of Kentucky is a ten week program that involves undergraduates in cutting edge biochemical research. The goal of the Program is to encourage student participants to pursue careers in the biochemical sciences. A wide variety of projects are offered, including research in structural biology, biophysics, proteomics, protein and nucleic acid chemistry, membrane biochemistry, and molecular biology. Participants will receive training in basic laboratory techniques and safety, and the nuts and bolts of research. Participants will also be exposed to the wide variety of career options available in the biochemical sciences. At the conclusion of the Program, all participants will present their research as both a short talk and a poster. Awards will be given for the best presentations. Outstanding undergraduate students who have little or no opportunity to participate in research in their home institutions and students from groups underrepresented in the biochemical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. All student participants will receive a stipend and housing, and reasonable travel costs will be covered.

Target Applicants:

This REU Site Program is targeted at undergraduates who are residents of Appalachia and/or underrepresented minorities. Outstanding applicants from other groups will be considered.

It is a requirement of the NSF that all REU participants be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Stipend: $4,150
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2008
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Trevor Creamer
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
741 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0509
Phone: 859-323-6037
Fax: 859-257-2283
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