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  • 1. Summer and Intersession Internships in Biology This Webpage is maintained by Candy DeBerry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology Last update: 16 March 2005 This list references only summer research internship programs that provide student stipends. Paid internships in fall and summer semesters, volunteer internships, and summer courses are not listed. Some internship programs listed may not receive funding for Summer 2005. All information on this page was verified as of 2 August 2004. Note that many programs have application deadlines as early as January 1. YOU are responsible for meeting application deadlines. For additional information about internships and career advising, contact your instructors, advisor, and W&J Career Services. Information about careers in biology is also available on the Biology Department intranet page under "Careers in Biology." Recent additions Washington & Jefferson College, SOMAS Neuroscience Research The Support of Mentors and Students in Neuroscience (SOMAS) Program provides an opportunity for one student to spend 10 weeks during Summer 2005 pursuing neuroscience research with Dr. Ronald Bayline. The research will involve studying regulation of muscle development during metamorphosis in the moth, Manduca sexta. The student will learn and use surgical techniques, immunofluorescence, histology, and microscopy techniques in the research. Contact Dr. Bayline for more information at rjbayline@washjeff.edu. (added 16 Mar 05) Carnegie Mellon University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) The Mentored, Cutting Edge Research Experiences in the Molecular Biosciences site at CMU’s Department of Biological Sciences offers internships in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience, bioinformatics, and computational biology. Contact: Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. E- mail: bio-reu@andrew.cmu.edu Website: www.cmu.edu/bio/reu (added 4 Mar 05) Saint Vincent College, Summer Institute in Watershed Restoration Research in Photocatalytic Oxidation of Iron or in Physical and Chemical Stream Assessment. There will also be projects in History of Mining in Westmoreland County and in Writing About the Watershed. At Saint Vincent College Environmental Education Center, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. Website: http://facweb.stvincent.edu/eec/ (added 24 Feb 05) University of Puerto Rico, Tropical Ecology and Evolution Summer Undergraduate Internship Research in plant systematics and population biology, plant community dynamics and forest ecology, plant eco-physiology, terrestrial arthropod ecology, plant reproductive ecology and evolution, aquatic insect ecology, land-use history and species diversity, and soil ecology, at El Verde Field Station in Puerto Rico. Contact: Alonso Ramirez, Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies, University of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 21910, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931. E-mail: reu@ites.upr.edu Website: http://ites.upr.edu/REU/index.htm (added 2 Feb 05) INTERNSHIP INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE
  • 2. • Individuals associated with W&J • Cellular / Molecular Biology Internships (includes: anatomy, astrobiology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, cell biology, developmental biology, forensics, genetics, genomics / proteomics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, structural biology, virology) • Bio-Medical Internships (clinical emphasis, for students interested in careers in medicine) • Organismal / Field Biology Internships (includes: animal behavior, aquatic biology, botany / plant biology, conservation biology, ecology, entomology, environmental science, evolution / molecular evolution, fisheries biology, forestry, marine biology, oceanography, systematics / taxonomy, wildlife biology, zoology) • Science Education Internships • Science / Medical Library & Museum Internships • Science Writing / Journalism Internships • Biological / Medical Illustration Internships • Biotechnology / Business Internships • Other Websites for Summer Internships in Biology Individuals Affiliated with W&J who may host W&J students The following individuals are willing to work with a W&J student during the summer and/or intersession. The exact nature of the internship varies with the individual. Only highly motivated students with good academic records should apply. Students must seek financial support through the host institution, ASM, NSF, NIH, etc. Students should begin investigating possibilities as early as possible. Application: 1) Identify individuals with whom you would be interested in working. 2) Contact the researchers to determine whether they will have space and a project available in their laboratory when you wish to do an internship. 3) Read the literature to familiarize yourself with the individual's research. 4) Discuss your plans with your advisor. 5) Write a letter expressing your interest, past experience, career goals, etc. 6) Be sure to conform to any official application procedure. 7) Check with Dr. Lee for any specific information concerning internships. José R. Almirall, Ph.D., Director, Forensic Science Graduate Program and Associate Director, International Forensic Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Florida International University, U.P., Miami, FL, 33199. Internships focus on research in forensic techniques. Phone: (305) 348-3917. E-mail: almirall@fiu.edu. Websites: http://www.fiu.edu/~almirall/ and http://www.fiu.edu/~ifri/. Erin Livengood (Chemistry ‘03) did an internship there in Intersession 2003. Denah Appelt, Ph.D. Department of BioMedical Sciences, Divisions of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Dr. Appelt’s research in the field of aging: she is currently investigating connections between Chlamydia pneumoniae and Alzheimer's Disease. Phone: (215) 871-6164. E-mail:
  • 3. DenahA@pcom.edu. Jon Zahler (Biology ’02) did an internship in Dr. Applet’s lab in Intersession 2002. Jonathan Arias, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Research in regulation of gene transcription in plants. Phone: (301) 405-5353. E-mail: arias@umbi.umd.edu. Website: http://www.chem.umd.edu/faculty/biochem/arias/arias.htm# Pete Passcuzzi (Biology '97) worked with Dr. Arias studying transcriptional factors in plants. Alistair Barber, Ph.D. Department of Ophthalmology, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033. Research on damage to the neural retina in diabetes, including neural apoptosis and tight junctions between retinal cells. E-mail: abarber@psu.edu Website: http:// www.hmc.psu.edu/ophthalmology/psrrg/team/barber.htm. Georgia A. Bishop, Ph.D. Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. Developmental neurobiology, specifically synaptic roles played by corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) during development and in the adult cerebellum. Website: http://www.med.ohio-state.edu/neuroscience/grad/bishop.htm. E-mail: bishop.9@osu.edu. Brian Johnson (Biology ’02) worked with Dr. Bishop in Intersession 2001. Kenneth J. Blank, Ph.D. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192. Research using mouse retrovirus system to understand the genetic basis for long-term survival vs. rapid progression to AIDS in HIV infected individuals. Phone: (215) 762-7175. E-mail: Kenneth.Blank@drexel.edu. Website: http://www.drexel.edu/med/microbiology_immunology/faculty.asp. Richard Burry, Ph.D. Department of Neuroscience, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. Research on signal transduction pathways leading to development and regeneration of neurons. E-mail: burry.1@osu.edu. Website: http://medicine.osu.edu/neuroscience/grad/burry.htm. Craig Cameron, Ph.D. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Althouse Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802. Research in replication and transcription of RNA viruses. E-mail: cec9@psu.edu. J. Patrick Card, Ph.D. Center for Neuroscience University Pittsburgh (CUNP), Department of Neuroscience, 446 Crawford Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: (412) 624-6995. Research projects in neuroscience, specifically functional organization of neural circuits involved in the control of behavioral state and autonomic function and characterization of the invasiveness of neurotropic alpha herpesviruses. Phone: (412) 624-6995. E-mail: card@bns.pitt.edu. Website: http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu/alphafac_details.cfm?id=9. Katie Davis (Psychology ’04) did an internship in the Card lab in January 2004. Diane L. Carlisle, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Dr. Carlisle is a W&J grad whose laboratory studies the causes, progression, and treatment of lung cancer. Projects focus on signaling pathways in lung cells that are triggered by nicotine, including characterizing the nicotine receptors on lung cells and investigating the events downstream of receptor binding, including calcium release and mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase pathway activation. Students will learn to use molecular and cellular biology techniques, including cell culture, RT-PCR, Western blotting, and flow cytometry. Phone: (412) 648-1941. E- mail: diane_carlisle@hotmail.com. Stephanie Rellick (Biology ’04) did an internship in the Carlisle lab in January 2003 and returned for Summer 2003.
  • 4. William W. Cruikshank, Ph.D. Boston University Medical Center, The Pulmonary Center, Conte Center 603, 80 East Concord, Boston, MA 02118-2394. Research on signal transduction mediated by interleukin 16 (IL-16) and its role in inflammatory diseases such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. E-mail: bcruikshank@lung.bumc.bu.edu. Website: http://www.bupulmonary.org/. Nick Zane (Biology & English ’03) did an internship in the Cruikshank lab in January 2001 and returned in Summer 2001. Lynn Dyster, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer, Gencyte, LLC, Amherst, NY 14228. Gencyte is a biotechnology company focused on research and development of new and improved products for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Phone: (716) 639-7420. E-mail: ldyster@gencyte.com. For information on specific projects, go to the Gencyte Website: http://www.gencyte.com. Cheri Lanyi (Chemistry ’02) did an internship in the Dyster lab in January 2002. Olivera Finn, Ph.D. Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Her research focus is transplant immunology, tumor immunology, and T-cells. Phone: (412) 648-9816. E-mail: ojfinn+@pitt.edu. Website: http://www.upci.upmc.edu/internet/immunology/leader.html. Brian Moore (Biology ’03) interned in Dr. Finn's lab in Summer 2001 and Summer 2002. Kerin L. Fresa-Dillon, Ph.D. Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19131. She has openings for summer research (not January). Dr. Fresa-Dillon would prefer a likely candidate for osteopathic medicine and enjoys working with undergraduate women. The internship would focus on either: 1) Changes in apoptotic potential of lymphoid populations during aging; 2) the role of protein kinases in intracellular control of apoptosis; or 3) immune responsiveness to mouse hepatitis virus. E-mail: KerinF@pcom.edu. Website: http://www.pcom.edu/Academic_Programs/Department_Web_Pages/dept_path_m_i/Kerin_L__Fr esa-Dillon__Ph_D_/kerin_l._fresa-dillon__ph.d..html. Jon Zahler (Biology ’02) did an internship with Dr. Fresa during Summer 2001. Dr. Fresa has previously worked with W&J students Janel Foster, Ben Lewin, Diane Carlisle, and Francis Burt (Biology ’02). James C. Garrison, Ph.D. Department of Pharmacology, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Research on interaction of G-protein linked receptors and their interactions with G proteins to generate intracellular signals. E-mail: jcg8w@Virginia.EDU. Website: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/pharmacology/faculty/garrison.cfm. Elizabeth Gettig, M.S, C.G.C. Director, Genetic Counseling Program, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Research focuses on the process of genetic counseling, genetic education, clinical service delivery, and the role of community service in patient care. Phone: (412) 624-3018. E-mail: bgettig@helix.hgen.pitt.edu. Website: http://www.hgen.pitt.edu/faculty/gettig.htm. Rachel Steinberg (Biology ’02) and Liz Jenkins (Biology ’04) did internships with Ms. Gettig. Liz Jenkins is currently a student in this Genetic Counseling Program at Pitt. Joseph C. Glorioso III, Ph.D. Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Research on herpesviruses, specifically: 1) latency and neurovirulence, 2) viral envelope glycoprotein-receptor interactions during virus attachment and entry, and 3) development of HSV as a gene transfer vector suitable for treatment of nervous system diseases such as cancer (e.g. glioblasoma), neurodegenerative conditions (e.g. diabetic neuropathy), and auto-immune brain disease (e.g. multiple sclerosis). Email: glorioso@pitt.edu. Website: http://www.mgb.pitt.edu/personnel/ Glorioso_Joseph.htm. Kelly Felmet did an internship with Dr. Glorioso during Summer 2000.
  • 5. William F. Goins, Ph.D. Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Regulation of herpes simplex virus gene expression in infected neurons. E-mail: goins@pitt.med.edu. Website: http://www.mgb.pitt.edu/ personnel/Goins_William.htm. Amanda Boehm (Biology & English ’02) did an internship with Dr. Goins in Summer 2000 and Summer 2001. Gerald B. Grunwald, Ph.D. Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadephia, PA 19107. Analysis of cadherin cell adhesion molecule structure and function during developmental biology and pathogenesis of the eye using cell biological, immunological, biochemical and molecular genetic approaches. Phone: (215) 503-4191. E-mail: Gerald.Grunwald@mail.tju.edu. Website: http://myprofile.cos.com/geraldgrunwald. Nicole Bosley (Biology '01) did an internship with Dr. Grunwald in Summer 2000. Alison K. Hall, Ph.D. Department of Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-4975. Research on developmental neurobiology focused on regulation of neuronal cell number and phenotype. Phone: (216) 368-6711. E-mail: akh8@po.cwru.edu. Website: http://neurowww.cwru.edu/faculty/hall.shtml. Graham Hatful, Ph.D. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Research involves the molecular genetics of mycobacteria and the mechanisms of DNA recombination. E-mail: gfh@pitt.edu. Website: http://www.pitt.edu/~gfh/. Janice Lee (Biology '96) worked with Dr. Hatful over a period of three years. She continued the project with Dr. Alice Lee in 1995-1996 and earned Honors in biology. Andy Lepisto worked with Dr. Hatful on an internship in Summer 1998. James S. King, Ph.D. Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. Research on the role of neuropeptides in the developing cerebellum. E-mail: king.11@osu.edu. Website: http://www.med.ohio-state.edu/neuroscience/grad/king.htm. Gretchen Neigh-McCandless did an internship in there in Intersession 1998 and is now a graduate student in this lab. Contact Gretchen at neigh.1@osu.edu. Alan L. Landay, Ph.D. Department of Immunology/Microbiology, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612. Research in defining how the thymus plays an important role in the immune system in HIV infection and manipulating this for new therapeutic strategies. E- mail: alanday@rush.edu. Website: http://www.rushu.rush.edu/immun/faculty/landay.html. Hans Folkesson, Ph.D. Department of Physiology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272. Research on fluid transport across lung epithelia during development and treatments to ameliorate respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants. E-mail: hgfolkes@neoucom.edu. Website: http://darla.neoucom.edu/DEPTS/ PHYS/Faculty/Folkesson.htm. Michael Maron, Ph.D. Department of Physiology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272. Research on mechanisms of recovery from pulmonary edema, specifically sodium transport across alveolar epithelia. E-mail: mbm@neoucom.edu. Website: http://darla.neoucom.edu/DEPTS/PHYS/Faculty/Maronm.html. Albert G. Marrangoni, Ph.D. Surgical Research Director, Mercy Hospital, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. (412) 232-8059. The lab is composed of both clinical and laboratory methods related to the general surgical and specialty fields. Robert F. Massung, Ph.D. Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333. Dr. Massung studies tick-borne pathogens. Students who have done internships in the Massung lab include: Joshua Courtney (Biology &
  • 6. English '01); Jill Montgomery (Biology ’02); Brooke Helfer (Biology ’04); and Emily Lapkowicz (Biology ’04). See Dr. Dryden for more information on internships in the Massung lab at the CDC. Gary Meszaros, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272. Heart failure and the role of G protein-coupled receptor signaling in cardiac fibroblasts. Phone: (330) 325-6432. E-mail: jgmeszar@neoucom.edu. Website: http://darla.neoucom.edu/DEPTS/PHYS/Faculty/Meszaros.htm. Timothy A. Mietzner, Ph.D. Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Analysis of antimicrobial peptides and molecular mechanisms by which pathogenic Neisseria and Haemophilus influenzae obtain iron from their host environment. E-mail: mietzner@pitt.edu. Website: http://labs.mgb.pitt.edu/mietzner/. Christine Milcarek, Ph.D. Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Regulation of heavy chain immunoglobulin RNA processing and the development of immunological memory during B-cell development. Phone: (412) 648-9098. E-mail: milcarek@pitt.edu . Website: http://immunology.medicine.pitt.edu/faculty.asp?DeptID=2&ID=230&usertypeid=1. Brad Sobolewski (Biology '00) worked with Dr. Milcarek in Summer 1998. Robert J. Milner, Ph.D. Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, P.O. Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033. Analysis of genes that are selectively expressed in neural tissues, specific neural cell types, at key times in neural development, and in the neural response to injury. E-mail: rjm11@psu.edu. Website: http://fred.hmc.psu.edu/ds/retrieve/fred/investigator/rmilner. Greg Naus, M.D. Division of Gynecologic Pathology, Department of Pathology, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Investigates human cancer biology in a clinical laboratory setting. E-mail: gnaus@mail.magee.edu. Website: http://path.upmc.edu/people/faculty/naus.html. Gary D. Niehaus, Ph.D. Department of Physiology, Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272. Role of macrophages in pulmonary microvasculature injury during Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and in scar formation on the cornea when the eye is wounded. E-mail: gdn@neoucom.edu . Website: http://darla.neoucom.edu/DEPTS/PHYS/Faculty/NiehausG.html. Joseph Paulauskis Department of Environmental Health, Physiology Program, Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratories, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115-6021. Mike Jernigan (Biology '00) worked with Drs. Paulauskis and Clark. Charles F. Pilati, Ph.D. Department of Physiology, Northeastern Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272. Research on brain injury, specifically detrimental effects of massive sympathetic nervous system activation on cardiac performance. E-mail: pc@neoucom.edu. Website: http://darla.neoucom.edu/DEPTS/PHYS/Faculty/Pilatic.html. Philip Raskin, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Clifton and Betsy Robinson Chair in Biomedical Research, Clinical Diabetes Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75390. Students doing a clinical internship in diabetes research would get an overview into clinical research, which could include: how to do patient evaluations; preparation of regulatory documents for clinical studies; participation in diabetes-related conferences; and management of databases for clinical studies. Phone: (214) 648-2017. E-mail: Philip.Raskin@UTSouthwestern.edu Matt Pihlblad (Biochemistry ’04) did an internship with Dr. Raskin in January 2004.
  • 7. Stefanie Rassnick, Ph.D. Neuroscience/Genitourinary Drug Discovery Group, Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Wallingford, CT 06492. Dr. Rassnick supervises several research laboratories doing whole animal pharmacology studies with the goal of discovering and developing drugs to treat CNS diseases. E-mail: stephanie.rassnick@bms.com. Jared Marks (Biology '97) worked several summers with Dr. Rassnick. James Sheil, Ph.D. Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506. Research on how cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) recognize and respond to foreign antigens such as viruses, bacteria, and tumor antigens. E-mail: jsheil@wvu.edu. Website: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/micro/faculty/sheil.htm. Chad Sethman (Biology '98) worked with Dr. Sheil. Gary Silverman, M.D., Ph.D. chief, Division of Neonatology and Developmental Biology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and chief of neonatology at Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Silverman is a W&J alumnus (Biology ’78) and is most interested in obtaining students for Intersession and then having them return to the lab for a three-month summer internship. Characterization of serine proteinase inhibitors (serpins) in normal tissue, squamous cell carcinomas, and model organisms including C. elegans and mouse. E-mail: gsilverman@mail.magee.edu Phone: (412) 641-4110. Jaime Fornsaglio (Biology '98), Dave Rometo (Biology ’02), Justin Smith (Biochemistry ’05) and Diana Dutra (Biology ’05) have done internships with Dr. Silverman. Justin Smith continued serpins research as BCH 500 and BCH 501 projects at W&J and Pitt during his senior year. Dennis J. Slamon M.D., Ph.D. Division of Hematology/Oncology, Jonsson Comphrehensive Cancer Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Dr. Slamon is a W&J alumnus and developer of the breast cancer drug Herceptin, an antibody to an erb B growth factor receptor. His research focuses on developing new treatments for breast and ovarian cancer and identification of women at high risk for breast cancer. E-mail: dslamon@mednet.ucla.edu. Website: http://www.cancer.mednet.ucla.edu/Bios/slamon.html. Gina Bernardo (Biology '03) did a summer internship in Dr. Slamon’s lab and is now a research technician there. Contact Gina at GBernardo@mednet.ucla.edu. Richard Somiari, Ph.D. Windber Research Institute, Windber, PA 15963. “WRI collects, classifies and stores biological samples, and processes and analyzes them at the cellular and molecular level to identify DNA, RNA and proteins that are dysfunctional or inappropriately expressed. Advanced computational, biological and bioimaging techniques are utilized to determine how genes and proteins affect disease development and progression. The information is utilized in disease management and also for development of new drugs and vaccines.” Specific programs include: tissue banking; bioimaging, microscopy and cellular informatics; high throughput analysis of gene and protein expression; mass spectrometry analysis of biomolecules; and bioinformatics. Contact Dr. Somiari, WRI Chief Scientific Officer, through WRI e-mail at wriweb@wriwindber.org. Website: http://www.wriwindber.org/. Dawn Stein (Biology & English ’04) and Brian Moore (Biology ’03) interned at WRI in Summer 2003. Contact Dr. Lee for more information about internships at WRI. Theodore F. Taraschi, Ph.D. Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, 1020 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Research on interaction of ethanol and anesthetics with biological membranes. Techniques include nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron spin resonance (ESR), and confocal fluorescence imaging microscopy. E-mail: Theodore.Taraschi@mail.tju.edu. Website: http://www.tju.edu/pathology/taraschi.cfm. Darrin Trelka (son of Dr. Trelka) completed his
  • 8. doctoral research in this laboratory in 1998. David Braun (Biology '00) did a summer internship with Dr. Taraschi. Bruce H. Wainer, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Westly Woods Health Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30329. Role of mitogen- activated protein kinase (MAP kinase) and cAMP-dependent protein kinase (cAMP/PKA) in neuronal process formation and association of the Amyloid Pecursor Protein (APP) with the neuronal cytoskeleton in Alzheimer’s disease. E-mail: bwainer@emory.edu. Website: http://www.medadm.emory.edu/faculty/index.taf? _function=profile&Faculty_uid1=235&_UserReference=D12A04D9C3C56F293F21805F. Garret Cooper (Biology & Psychology ’03) did internships with Dr. Wainer in Summer 2001 and Intersession 2002. Cindy Wilson, Ph.D. Jonsson Comphrehensive Cancer Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095. E-mail: cawilson@ucla.edu. Website: http://www.cancer.mednet.ucla.edu/Bios/slamon.html. Gina Bernardo (Biology '03) did a summer internship in at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and is now a research technician there. Contact Gina at GBernardo@mednet.ucla.edu. Sam Wu, Ph.D. Ophthalmology Department, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030. Research in neurophysiology, specifically: membrane and synaptic mechanisms mediating the center-surround antagonistic receptive fields of retinal neurons, which encodes spatial information in all levels of cells in the visual system; and function of glutamate transporters in the retina. Email: sam@cephalo.neusc.bcm.tmc.edu. Website: http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/neurol/training/nbd/nbdfac/smw.html. Dr. William Sheers (W&J Physics Department) collaborates with Dr. Wu; contact Dr. Sheers wsheers@washjeff.edu for more information about research in Dr. Wu’s lab. _____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________ CELLULAR / MOLECULAR BIOLOGY SUMMER INTERNSHIPS Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research projects available in: anatomy & structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, developmental & molecular biology, microbiology & immunology, molecular genetics, molecular pharmacology, neuroscience, pathology, and physiology & biophysics. Contact: Rosa Garcia at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Belfer Building Room 201, Bronx, NY 10461. E-mail: rgarcia@aecom.yu.edu. Website: http://www.aecom.yu.edu/home/sggd/summer.htm. Allegheny County Pennsylvania, Coroner’s Office Internships The Coroner's function is to investigate the circumstance, cause and manner of sudden or unexpected, medically unattended, suspicious and/or violent deaths. Interns do investigative work alongside an experienced deputy coroner, are exposed to post mortem examinations with pathologists and technicians, forensic photo documentation with photographers, and legal aspects with solicitors. Contact: Allegheny County Coroner’s Office, 542 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Website: http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/coroner/intern.asp American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowships The Office of Education and Training at the American Society for Microbiology offers two fellowships: ASM/Sustaining Member Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) and for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences the ASM Microbiology Undergraduate
  • 9. Research Fellowship (MURF). Website: http://www.asm.org/Education/index.asp?bid=4316. E- mail: fellowships-careerinformation@asmusa.org. Arizona State University Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis Research experience in photosynthesis in areas including molecular biology, plant biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, and biophysics. Write: Larry Orr, Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871604, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604. Phone: (480) 965-1963. E-mail: Larry.Orr@asu.edu. Website: http://photoscience.la.asu.edu/photosyn/. Argonne National Laboratory, Student Research Participation Program The program includes life sciences as well as math, computer science and engineering. Areas include biophysics, genomics, structural biology, environmental sciences, health sciences, and industrial biotechnology. Contact: Lisa L. Reed, Division of Educational Programs, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439-4845. Phone: (630) 252-5767. E- mail: lreed@woody.dep.anl.gov. Website: http://www.dep.anl.gov/p_undergrad/summer.htm Astrobiology Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, Astrobiology Summer Program The center’s research theme is “evolution of a habitable planet”: research areas include: The Genomic Record of Earth's Early Biosphere (protein and DNA sequence analysis of geologically significant microorganisms), Laboratory Microbial Simulations: Astrobiological Signatures (biological, biochemical, isotopic, and genetic response of important microbes (methanogens, sulfate-reducers, and cyanobacteria) under simulated Precambrian environments), Modern Analogues of Precambrian Microbial Ecosystem (biochemistry and genetics of microbial communities in polar ice and Fayetteville Green Lake, New York) and Planetary Habitability and Life Detection. Contact: Dr. Carla Ann Hass, Program Coordinator, Astrobiology Summer Program, 208 Mueller Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. E-mail: cah19@psu.edu. Website: http://evo.bio.psu.edu/asp Baylor College of Medicine, Summer Medicine And Research Training (SMART) Program Research in Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Sciences, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Therapy, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Pathobiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Structural Biology, and Virology. Write: The SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail: smart- program@bcm.tmc.edu.Website: http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/smart/directory/applicants/index.htm. Bradley University, Summer Research Undergraduate Opportunities This program integrates student research and education in research methodologies through hands-on experimentation, weekly seminars and discussions, and a research symposium. Topics include neuroethology, plant evolutionary biology, human genetics, plant ecology, computer modeling of biological systems, and comparative animal physiology. Preference given to women and students from underrepresented minority groups. Contact Dr. Kelly McConnaughay at kdm@bradley.edu (Phone: (309) 677-3018) or Dr. Erich K. Stabenau at eks@bumail.bradley.edu. Website: http://www.bradley.edu/academics/las/bio/ . Shawn Robinson (Biology ’03) did an internship in this program in Summer 2001. THIS PROGRAM HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED FOR SUMMER 2005. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Internships in life sciences, math, applied math, physics, engineering, and scientific journalism. The Biology Department has research projects on DNA damage recognition and repair, plant and microbial genomics and proteomics, enzyme engineering, and the regulation of gene expression. The Medical Department includes the Center for Imaging & Neurosciences and research projects aimed at developing new nuclear medicine treatments and diagnostic agents, producing medical isotopes for clinical use, and understanding and
  • 10. treating cancer and heart disease. The Environmental Sciences Department includes studies of the effect of excess atmospheric carbon dioxide on different ecosystems and bioremediation methods. Contact: Cathy Osiecki, Science Education Center, Building 438, BNL, P.O. Box 5000, Upton, NY 11973-5000. E-mail: cathyo@bnl.gov . Website: http://www.bnl.gov/scied/programs/suli/index.html California State University at Fullerton, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. They provide a strong supportive environment for “late-bloomers” and re-entry students, and women and minority students are encouraged to apply. Contact: NSF-REU Director, California State University at Fullerton, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, Fullerton, CA 92834. Phone: (714) 278 – 3621.Website: http://chemsrvr2.fullerton.edu/reu/reu.html. California State University at Fullerton, Minority Scientist Development (MSD) Summer Program Research projects for underrepresented minority students in cell biology, plant and animal biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and plant and animal physiology. Contact: Eileen Simkin, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92834-6866. Phone: (714) 278-4258. E-mail: esimkin@fullerton.edu. Website: http://chemsrvr2.fullerton.edu/DeptWebsite/MSDsummer.htm Carnegie Mellon University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) The Mentored, Cutting Edge Research Experiences in the Molecular Biosciences site at CMU’s Department of Biological Sciences offers internships in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience, bioinformatics, and computational biology. Contact: Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. E- mail: bio-reu@andrew.cmu.edu Website: www.cmu.edu/bio/reu Carnegie Mellon University, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research in gene structure, function, and regulation, protein structure/function, enzyme mechanisms, cell and developmental biology, organelle assembly, membrane structure/function, structural biology, metabolic regulation, and computational biology. Contact: Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phone: (412) 268-3180. E-mail: surp@cmu.edu.Website: http://www.cmu.edu/bio/undergraduate/research/SURP/index.shtml. Case Western Reserve, Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Research experience in the areas of anatomy, anthropology, biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, cell biology, chemistry, environmental health sciences, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, neurosciences, nutrition, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychiatry, biophysics, and psychology. The Biology Department also sponsors Great Lakes Studies, in which a team of undergraduates will work together to characterize tributary habitat and patterns of use of habitat by Lake Erie fish populations. Contact: Julia Brown, Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106. Phone: (216) 368-3556. E-mail: jab12@po.cwru.edu. Website: http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/biol/hhmi/spur.html. Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), Internships in Global Climate Change Internships at the Army Corps of Engineers’ CRREL in chemistry, physics and biology of global climate change, in areas including botany, microbiology, and ecology. Webpage: http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/. For more information about specific internship opportunities at the CRREL, contact Dr. Longbrake (315 Dieter-Porter) at x 6117 or clongbrake@washjeff.edu.
  • 11. Center for Neuroscience University of Pittsburgh (CNUP), Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, brain imaging, computer simulations, neuropsychology, or behavioral assessments. The program particularly seeks applicants from liberal arts colleges and other academic institutions with limited neuroscience research opportunities. E-mail: argenzio+@pitt.edu Website: http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu/undergraduate.cfm Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Student Research Participation This program offers students opportunities to participate in research on infectious diseases, environmental health, epidemiology, and occupational health at six centers in Atlanta and elsewhere. To begin the application process, contact Linda McCamant, Group Manager at (423) 576-1089 or mccamanl@orau.gov, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, PO Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117. Website: http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/CDC/gi-gugRP.htm Joshua Courtney (Biology '01), Jill Montgomery (Biology ’02), Brooke Helfer (Biology ’04 and Emily Lapkowicz (Biology ‘04) have all done research internships at the CDC. For more information, contact Dr. Dryden at x6116 or rdryden@washjeff.edu Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Watson School of Biological Sciences, Undergraduate Research Program Research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - one of the premier research institutions in the United States - is on cancer biology, neuroscience, plant biology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, macromolecular structure, and bioinformatics. Write: Undergraduate Research Program, Watson School of Biological Sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 USA. Phone: (516) 367-8460. E-mail: urpadmin@cshl.org. Web site: http://www.cshl.org/URP . Colorado State University, Undergraduate Research in Molecular Biosciences Student research projects include protein structure and function, transcriptional mechanisms, molecular neurobiology, neuronal growth and function, mechanisms of photosynthesis and light-induced electron transfer, and gene expression. Students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences and from small liberal arts colleges are encouraged to apply. Write: Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Colorado State University, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1870. Phone: (970) 491-5602. E- mail: reubiochem@colostate.edu. Website: http://www.bmb.colostate.edu/reu.cfm. Dartmouth College, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Research in biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, molecular pathogenesis and host-microbe interactions, neurobiology, regulation of gene expression, signal transduction and cellular metabolism, and biophysics and structural biology. Students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Contact: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 03755. E-mail: georgeo@Dartmouth.edu Website: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~surf Stella Rojas (Psychology ’07) did an internship after her freshman year in this program in Summer 2004. Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Research internships in plant sciences are available in cell biology, molecular biology, structural biology, biochemistry, microbiology, developmental biology, genetics, and pathology of plants. Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132. Website: http://www.danforthcenter.org/internship/index.htm Davidson College, NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program Research in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental genetics, developmental neurobiology, avian behavioral ecology and conservation biology, and ecology, physiology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Contact: REU program, Biology Department, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035. Website: http://www.bio.davidson.edu/programs/REU/REUinfo.htm
  • 12. Duke University, Summer Research Opportunity Program This program is designed for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences who are planning careers in basic research in biological sciences through graduate study for the Ph.D. The Duke University departments participating in the program are Biochemistry, Botany, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Cancer Biology, Neurobiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Zoology. E-mail: SROP@duke.edu Website: http://www.duke.edu/web/srop/about.html. Duquesne University, Undergraduate Summer Research in Biology Research in analytical biochemistry, computational biochemistry, physiology, enzymology, biophysics, developmental biology, molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology and genomics. Write: Undergraduate Research Program, Duquesne University, 100 Mellon Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. Phone: (412) 396-4172. E-mail: urp@dup.edu. Website: http://www.science.duq.edu/opportunities/urp/summer.htm. Emory University, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Research in the following areas: anthropology, human genetics, neurophysiology and neurobiology, behavioral biology, human physiology and pathology, nutrition, biochemistry and cell biology, immunology, paleobiology, pharmacology, developmental biology, microbiology and molecular pathology, evolution and ecology, molecular genetics and molecular evolution, psychobiology and psychology, epidemiology, and rehabilitation medicine/physical therapy. Contact: SURE Program, c/o Center for Science Education, Emory University, 1399 Oxford Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322. Phone: Cathy Quinones, SURE program coordinator, (404) 727-3439. E-mail: SRP@learnlink.emory.edu. Website: http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/SURE/SURE_students.html Fordham University and the Louis Calder Center - Biological Station, Calder Summer Undergraduate Research (CSUR) Research projects include the areas of vector ecology, Lyme disease, medical entomology, ecology of West Nile virus, mammalian ecology, nutritional ecology, insect ecology, animal foodwebs, plant ecology, ecology of forest canopies, fungal ecology, fire ecology, forest ecosystems, freshwater ecology, and phycology. Contact: CSUR-REU program, Louis Calder Center – Biological Field Station, Fordham University, Box 887, Armonk, NY 10504. Website: http://www.fordham.edu/general/Research/Research_Opportuniti12509.html Fort Johnson Summer Research Program in Marine Biology Undergraduates combine formal classroom work with independent research in physiology, cell biology, and molecular biology of marine organisms. Write: Fort Johnson Summer Research Program, Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson, Charleston, SC 29412. Phone: (843) 406-4000. E-mail: burnettl@cofc.edu. Website: http://www.cofc.edu/~grice/summer.htm . Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Summer Undergraduate Research This program - at an outstanding cancer research center - is designed for students between their junior and senior year who are planning careers in research in cellular biology, developmental biology, oncogenes, molecular immunology, molecular biology, membrane biology, genetics, and virology. Write: Lori Blake, Summer Undergraduate Research, Basic Sciences B1-030, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1124 Columbia Street, Seattle, WA 98104. Phone: (206) 667-4617. E-mail: lblake@fhcrc.org. Website: http://www.fhcrc.org/education/undergraduates. Genentech, Internship program Internships at the world’s first – and most famous - biotechnology company. The company uses recombinant DNA technology to manufacture drugs to treat human disease and metabolic disorders. Internships may be in the fields of Antibody Technology, BioOrganic Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Cell Biology and Technology, Cell Culture and Fermentation R&D, Endocrinology, Environmental Health and Safety, Fermentation, Health Economics, Immunology, Library and Information Services, Molecular Biology, Molecular Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism,
  • 13. Protein Engineering, Small Molecule Pharmacology, Thrombolytics Research or Toxicology. Contact: Genentech, Inc., 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Website: http://www.gene.com/gene/careers/college/internships/index.jsp Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT), School of Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biological Sciences Initiative Areas of research include biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics, cell biology, environmental biology, microbiology, and molecular biology/genetics. Contact: Dr. David Garton, HHMI Undergraduate Summer Research, School of Biology, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 30332-0230. Phone: (404) 894-3700. Fax: (404) 894-0519. E-mail: susan.longuepee@biology.gatech.edu. Website: http://www.biology.gatech.edu/openings.html GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Undergraduate Summer Intern Program Pharmaceutical company giant GlaxoSmithKline offers internships in biology and chemistry in the areas including clinical, environmental health and safety, marketing, sales, and scientific (research). Specific scientific areas in biology are Toxicogenomics, Cellular Genomics and Discovery Genetics, Lab and Animal Sciences, and Bioinformatics. Internships are at GSK sites in Raleigh, North Carolina and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Website: http://www.gsk.com/join/us-university/university_us_undergrad.htm (Search “scientific” under “areas of interest”.) Harvard University, Bauer Center for Genomics Research Summer Research Internships Research in genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, animal behavior and evolution using cutting-edge genomics or bioinformatics techniques. Contact: Bauer Laboratory, 7 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. Web site: http://cgr.harvard.edu/Undergraduate/undergraduate.html Harvard Medical School, Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program Research opportunities in biomedical sciences, informal seminars, and career planning. Minority students majoring in the sciences with at least one term of previous research experience. Areas of research include: cell biology (cell cycle control, receptor structure and function, transmembrane signaling mechanisms), developmental biology, cardiac and cardio- pulmonary function and pathology, hypertension, immunology, microbiology, blood clotting mechanisms, and virology. E:mail: SHURP@hms.harvard.edu. Phone: (800) 367-9019. Website: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/diversity/shurpintro.html HHMI International Scholars, Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Internationally-acclaimed scientists whose research is supported by the HHMI are offering research internship opportunities for undergraduates in their laboratories. This program provides an excellent opportunity to do a research internship abroad. Descriptions of the research interests of the 132 scientists participating in the program are available at the HHMI’s International Scholars Web site at http://www.hhmi.org/research/scholars Please note the following: • There are no specific deadlines for applying: students will need to work out individual arrangements with each Scholar. However, you should begin applying as soon as possible, as openings may be limited in these labs. • All selection of undergraduates will be undertaken by the Scholars, and not by W&J or the HHMI; program directors and students will need to contact the Scholars directly and apply to their labs. For more information contact Patricia Soochan, Program Officer, at soochanp@hhmi.org or (301) 215-8872.
  • 14. Hope College, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Research in genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and ecology. Contact: REU Applications, Hope College Biology Department, 35 E. 12th St., PO Box 9000, Holland, MI 49422. Website: http://www.hope.edu/academic/biology/research/index.htm Indiana University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Molecular Biology and Genetics Research areas include regulation of gene expression, bacterial and eukaryotic cell division, catalytic RNA, protein-protein interactions, hormone action, transmembrane lipid transporters (flippases) and lipid bilayer organization in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, eukaryotic transcription and translation, microtubule cytoskeleton, DNA repair pathways, cell-cell communication and body pattern formation, metal ions in biological systems, protein and membrane trafficking, development of C. elegans, intracellular movements in eukaryotes, plant physiology and disease resistance, molecular plant phylogeny, reproductive barriers between plant species, genomic processes that facilitate speciation, development and evolution, evolution of complex characters. Contact: REU Coordinator, Indiana University, Department of Biology, PO Box 1847, Bloomington, IN 47402-1847. Phone: (812) 856-5522. E-mail: iusummer@bio.indianastate.edu. Website: http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergrad/opportunities/mbgreu/index.html Indiana University School of Medicine, Evansville Center for Medical Education, REU Program in Membrane Biology Internships in membrane biology, cell biology, neuroscience and immunology. Contact: Indiana University School of Medicine, REU Program in Membrane Biology, Evansville Center for Medical Education, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712. Website: http://shaw.medlib.iupui.edu/ecme/ecmepge5.htm Indiana University School of Medicine, Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Program Clinical research in centers for Aging, Alcohol, Alzheimer Disease, Arthritis, Cancer, Cardiology, Diabetes, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Neuroscience, Otology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Vascular Biology, and Women’s Health as well as Bioethics, Bioinformatics, and Structural Biology. Preference given to students interested in the M.D./Ph.D. program and/or careers in academic medicine. Contact: Indiana University School of Medicine, USRP, 635 Barnhill Drive, MS 207, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. E-mail: usrp @ iupui.edu Website: http://medicine.iu.edu/research/students/undergrad_biomed/index.shtml Institut Pasteur, Paul W. Zuccaire Undergraduate Internship Program Research at the world- renowned Institut Pasteur in Paris, France focuses on public health, primarily through research on infectious diseases such as AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, SARS, viral cancers, and many others. For more information on this program for undergraduates from the United States, go to the Website: http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/zuccaire.html Iowa State University, Research Experience in Molecular Biotechnology and Genomics Research projects will include generation of recombinant DNAs, genome analysis, overexpression of foreign genes in bacteria and plants, molecular genetics, and transgenic animals. Students will also visit biotechnology facilities on campus and in an industrial environment. Write: NSF Summer Program in Molecular Biotechnology and Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011. Phone: (515) 294-0134. E-mail: reu@iastate.edu. Website: http://www.bb.iastate.edu/~chitnis/nsf-reu Jackson Laboratory, Summer Student Program This program at this internationally recognized center for mammalian genetic research specializes in biomedical sciences and mouse genetics, specifically molecular, developmental, genetic, biochemical, and immunological mechanisms related to normal growth and development and human disease. Contact: Summer Student Program, Education Office, The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. E-mail: summerstudents@jax.org. Website: http://www.jax.org/education/ssp.html
  • 15. Johns Hopkins University, Summer Internship Program (SIP) Experience in biomedical research and/or public health research laboratories. Students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences and other disadvantaged backgrounds that have completed two or more years of college are encouraged to apply. Research can be in the departments of Biological Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry; Cell Biology; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Neuroscience; Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Physiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, or Public Health. Contact: Minority Summer Internship Program, 1830 East Monument Street, Room 2-107, Baltimore, Maryland 21205. Website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/graduateprograms/sip.cfm Dr. DeBerry received her Ph.D. from the Department of Biological Chemistry at Hopkins School of Medicine – contact her for more information. Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN), Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities Experience in biomedical research at either the University of Louisville or the University of Kentucky, in the areas of gene-based research and/or bioinformatics. Contact: Dawn Anderson, KBRIN Committee for the Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Department of Biology, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404. E-mail: dawn_anderson@berea.edu Website: http://www.kbrin.louisville.edu/education-tools/undergrad.html Los Alamos National Laboratory, Undergraduate Student (UGS) Program The Laboratory's original mission, to design, develop, and test nuclear weapons, has broadened to include development of several cutting-edge scientific technologies including life sciences, biomedical sciences, health sciences, and environmental sciences. Of special interest to cell biologists are projects in pulmonary biology, radiation biology, flow cytometry, and the Laboratory's leadership role in development of the Human Genome Project. The laboratory is also very active in science education. Contact: Student Program Coordination STB/EPO, PO Box 1663, MS M706, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545. E-mail: progsinfo@lanl.gov. Website: http://www.lanl.gov/education/internships_ungrad.shtml Loyola University in Chicago Research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stritch School of Medicine in areas including cell biology, molecular virology, molecular genetics, tumor immunology, molecular immunology, and molecular microbiology. Contact: Director of Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Illinois, 60153. Phone: (708) 216-0869. E-mail: kvisick@lumc.edu Website: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/DeptWebs/microbio/summer/summer.htm Marquette University, Summer Research Program in Biology (NSF REU) Research in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, plant biology, muscle physiology and neurobiology. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, Wehr Life Sciences Building, Marquette University, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Website: http://biology.marquette.edu/biosummer/index.html Mayo Graduate School, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Biomedical research at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, tumor biology, biomedical engineering, molecular neuroscience, and pharmacology. Contact: Glenda Mueller, Student Recruitment Programs Coordinator, Mayo Graduate School, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Phone: (507) 284-3862. E-mail: gmueller@mayo.edu . Website: http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/surf-about.html Medical College of Ohio, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Internships for students planning a career in biomedical research in the Molecular Basis of Disease Program, Neuroscience Program, or Molecular & Cellular Biology Program. Write: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Graduate School, Raymon H. Mulford Library Building,
  • 16. Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH 43614. E-mail: mcogradschool@mco.edu. Web site: http://www.mco.edu/grad/surp.html Medical University of South Carolina, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research in biochemistry, molecular biology, biometry, epidemiology, cancer biology, cardiovascular biology, molecular pharmacology, cell signaling, developmental biology, medical genetics, marine biomedicine, microbiology, immunology, pathobiology, neurobiology (including brain imaging and substance abuse), structural biology, pharmaceutical sciences, physiology, proteomics, and toxicology. Write: Summer Undergraduate Research Program, College of Graduate Studies, M.U.S.C., Charleston, SC 29425. Phone: (800) 589-2003. E-mail:vanpeltd@musc.edu. Website: http://www2.musc.edu/grad/SUR.html Medical University of South Carolina, Summer Research in Cardiovascular Biology for Undergraduate Minority Students Research in cardiovascular function and disease, including cardiac hypertrophy, developmental cardiobiology, vascular biology, genetics, receptors and cell signaling, and structure/function of membrane proteins. There is also patient-oriented research on hypertension and diabetes. This program is for underrepresented minority students, especially African-Americans. Write: Summer Undergraduate Research Program, College of Graduate Studies, 173 Ashley Avenue, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425. Phone: (800) 589-2003. E-mail: youngh@musc.edu. Website: http://www2.musc.edu/grad/SURP1/Minority.html Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Forensic Science Laboratory, Epstein-Rhoads Intern Program The student will spend a period of time observing the activities of each Forensic Science Laboratory unit. Drug Chemistry/Arson; Toxicology; Microscopy; Biology/DNA; Questioned Documents; Latent Prints; Firearms/Photography; and Breath & Alcohol Testing. During the remainder of the internship the student will work on an assigned project with a staff member. Contact: Judy Novotny, DPS Internship Coordinator, MN Department of Public Safety, Human Resources Division, 444 Cedar Avenue, Suite 135, St. Paul, MN 55101-5135. Phone: (651) 296-8158. E-mail: judy.novotny@state.mn.us. Website: http://www.dps.state.mn.us/bca/lab/documents/Page-03.html. Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory Research in marine biology study at MDIBL. Researchers use marine models and cellular and molecular techniques to advance biomedical research in areas including genomics, bioinformatics, toxicology, and physiology. Write: MDIBL, REU program, P.O. Box 35, Salisbury Cove, ME 04672. E-mail: mmckernan@mdibl.org. Website: http://www.mdibl.org/edu/reu/reu2.shtml NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (NASA-USRP) Variety of biological research projects including astrobiology (the search for life elsewhere in the universe) at Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California; space science research aimed at creating new medicines and medical procedures at Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama; and human space biology at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. E-mail: usrp@odu.edu. Website: http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/desc.htm National Center for Toxicological Research The National Center for Toxicology Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, AR is within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services. Research on biological effects of potentially toxic chemicals and solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment. E-mail: powellt@orau.gov . Website: http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/FDA/gi- gugNCTR.htm. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Internship opportunities in DNA sequencing, cloning, and bioinformatics. Contact: Coordinator, Summer Internship Program, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Building 12A, Room
  • 17. 1025, 12 South Drive, MSC 5611, Bethesda, MD 20892. E-mail: dennisro@mail.nih.gov. Website: http://www.genome.gov/10000218 National Institutes of Health (NIH), Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research Virtually every aspect of biomedical research is conducted at the NIH, the nation's premier biomedical research institution. For general information about the SIP: http://www.training.nih.gov/student/sip/catalog/index.asp To contact program coordinators at specific institutes: http://www.training.nih.gov/student/summercoords.asp For specific information about research opportunities at each institute of the NIH, select the links below. National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) National Eye Institute (NEI) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) National Institute on Aging (NIA) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) (RTP-Raleigh/Durham, NC) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Library of Medicine (NLM) Dr. DeBerry did postdoctoral research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and supervised an undergraduate summer intern. Nick Zane (Biology & English ’03) did research on signal transduction in the laboratory of Dr. Diana Linnekin at the NCI in Summer 2002. New Mexico State University, Agricultural Summer Science Undergraduate Research and Education Program (ASSURED) The program is targeting freshman and sophomore students who are from 1st or 2nd generation migrant or seasonal working families who are interested in science, research, agriculture and chiles. Contact: The Chile Pepper Institute, ASSURED Program, Los Cruces, New Mexico 88003. Website: http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/Assured.htm New York State Police, Forensic Science Internships Internships in forensic science in one of the following areas: biological sciences (DNA testing), breath testing (alcohol), drug chemistry, forensic identification (fingerprints), toxicology, trace evidence (including hair), and many others. For application, contact: New York State Police, Office of Employee Staffing, Building 22, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12226, Attn: Internship Program. E-mail: PERSONNEL@troopers.state.ny.us Website: http://www.troopers.state.ny.us/Forensic_Science/Internships/Internships New York University, Center for Neural Science, Hughes Undergraduate Summer Research Program The program offers summer research opportunities in the fields of developmental
  • 18. neurobiology, sensory neurophysiology, neural basis of behavior, computational neuroscience, psychophysics of vision, and theories of neural networks. Priority will be given to minority students and women. Contact: NYU Center for Neural Science, 4 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003-6621. Phone: (212) 998-3949. E-mail: angela@cns.nyu.edu. Website: http://www.cns.nyu.edu/undergrad/#summer New York University School of Medicine, Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research in the areas of cellular and molecular biology, developmental genetics, environmental toxicology and carcinogenesis, medical and molecular parasitology, microbiology, molecular oncology and immunology, neuroscience and physiology, structural biology, and pharmacology. Contact: Sackler Institute, NYU School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Phone: (212) 263-5648. E-mail: Sackler-info@nyumed.med.nyu.edu Website: http://www.med.nyu.edu/Sackler/ summer.html. Ohio State University, Molecular Genetics Research Experience for Undergraduates (MG- REU) Research projects are in the area of genetics, cell biology, and developmental biology at the molecular level. Organisms used are viruses, fungi, plants, flies, amphibian, and mammalian cells. All projects share the common approach of genetic engineering. Write: MG- REU Program Administrator, Department of Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, 484 W 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210. Phone: (614) 292-8084. E-mail: dotter.4@osu.edu. Website: http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~mgmajors/html/mg_reu.html Ohio State University Biochemistry Program, Summer Research Experience Research projects are in the area of chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular medicine. Priority will be given to undergraduates from Pennsylvania and Ohio, and from small undergraduate institutions. Contact: Don Dean at dean.10@osu.edu or Che Maxwell at maxwell.8@osu.edu. Website: http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~osbp/ Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) Research areas include: herpes viruses; chloride channel proteins; antimicrobial peptides; nerve cell death; tropical diseases; immune responses of newborns; retroviruses and tumor induction; insect neuropeptides; renal physiology; cardiovascular physiology; sexual selection; expression of neuropeptides in brain development; vertebrate locomotion; gap junctions in visual and auditory systems; biology of Trypanosoma infection; mammalian brainstem structure. Contact: Director of Admissions, 102B Grosvenor Hall, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio 45701. Phone: (800) 345-1560. E-mail: Admissions@mail.oucom.ohiou.edu Website: http:// www.oucom.ohiou.edu/Admissions/surfprog.htm Pennsylvania State University, Life Sciences Consortium, “Slice of Science” Summer Undergraduate Research Program Internships in biomolecular transport dynamics, cell and developmental biology, chemical biology, ecological and molecular plant physiology, immunobiology, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neuroscience, and nutrition sciences. Write: The Huck Institute for Life Sciences, 519 Wartik Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-5807. Phone: (814) 865-3155. E-mail: jkk5@psu.edu. Website: http://www.lsc.psu.edu/ann-ung00.html Pepperdine University, Summer Research Opportunities in Biology The program specializes in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology – Apoptosis and Stress Response, Conservation Ecology, Physiological Plant Ecology, and Ecophysiology of Marine Intertidal Animals. Open to freshmen - students who have completed one year of biology courses before the internship. Contact: Dr. Stephen D. Davis, Department of Natural Science, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 90263. Phone: (310) 456-4321. E-mail: davis@pepperdine.edu. Website: http://www.pepperdine.edu/seaver/natsci/surb/SURBdescrpt.html
  • 19. Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) Internships for undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in medicine, bioengineering, or biotechnology and also contacts for future employment in the Pittsburgh region. Contact: Joan F. Schanck, Educational Program Manager, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, Inc., 100 Technology Drive, Cellomics Building, Second Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Phone: (412) 235-5122. E-mail: jschanck@ptei.org. Website: http:// www.pittsburgh-tissue.net/educational_programs/SIP/index%20SIP.html Princeton University, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research on molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, virology, immunology, developmental biology, neurobiology, cancer cell biology, and computational biology. This program is for students from small liberal arts colleges without extensive research opportunities. Contact: Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Department of Molecular Biology, Lewis Thomas Laboratory Room 304, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544. Website: http://www.molbio.princeton.edu/undergrad_summer.php Rice University, Cognitive Neuroscience Summer Internship Program Research on the relationships between brain function and behavior. Projects might involve utilizing special research techniques and patient populations, including functional MRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), event-related potentials (ERPs), and/or working with patients with neurologic or psychiatric disorders. Contact: Summer Internship in Cognitive Neuroscience, Rice University, Psychology Department, 6100 S. Main, MS-25, Houston, TX 77005. Website: http://psych.rice.edu/sicn R.J. Lee Group, Inc. Forensics Internships This company offers internship opportunities in forensic analysis of soil, paint, hair, fabrics, and ballistics. Many analyses use a wide variety of analytical chemical techniques and/or use scanning electron microscopy (SEM) or transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Contact: Ryan Walters, R.J. Lee Group, Inc., 350 Hochberg Road, Monroeville, PA. Phone: (724) 325-1776. E-mail: rwalters@rjlg.com. Website: www.rjlg.com. Rockefeller University, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Research in cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology and infectious diseases, neuroscience, structural biology, biophysics, biochemistry, and mathematical biology. Contact: Office of Graduate Studies, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021. Phone: (212) 327-8086. E-mail: surf@mail.rockefeller.edu Website: http://www.rockefeller.edu/surf/ Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), Research Participation in Science Research experience at the oldest cancer research facility in the world, in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacology, or bioinformatics. Priority will be given to students from groups underrepresented in the sciences and to students from small liberal arts colleges without extensive research opportunities. Phone: (800) 767-9355 x8134. Write: Research Participation in Science, Education Department, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14203-9963. E-mail: mary.wisnicki@roswellpark.org. Website: http:// www.roswellpark.org/document_4828_557.html Rutgers/UMDNJ, Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) RISE is jointly sponsored by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Priority will be given to students from groups underrepresented in the sciences, including minorities underrepresented in the sciences, economically/educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation to attend college, or disabled. Research projects are available in the following departments at Rutgers (Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bioresource Engineering, Cell and Developmental Biology, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Ecology and Evolution, Entomology, Environmental Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Neuroscience, Oceanography, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology,
  • 20. Cellular and Molecular, Plant Biology and Toxicology and at UMDNJ (Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroscience , Physiology & Integrative Biology and Environmental Science/Exposure Assessment). Contact: RISE at Rutgers/UMDNJ, Graduate School-New Brunswick, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 25 Bishop Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. E-mail: rise@rci.rutgers.edu. Website: http://rise.rutgers.edu/riseinfo.html Santa Fe Institute, Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NSF REU) Internships on complexity analysis in the life sciences including modeling of the immune system, theoretical neurobiology, genetic data analysis, theoretical ecology, and models of protein folding. Contact: Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Website: http://www.santafe.edu/education/indexREUS.php Sloan-Kettering Institute, Summer Research Internship Program Research projects at this world-famous cancer center are in Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Immunology, Pharmacology, Genetics and Chemistry. Contact: Summer Research Internship Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021. E-mail: cruzd@mskcc.org. Website: http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/10150.cfm Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences Research in the departments of Biochemistry, Biomedical Informatics, Biological Sciences, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Developmental Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neurosciences, and Structural Biology Contact: Director, Stanford Summer Research Program, 251 Campus Dr., MSOB X313, Stanford, CA 94305. E-mail: ssrp@med.stanford.edu Website: http://ssrp.stanford.edu State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Internship Program Internships in Forensic Science. Interns will be assigned to positions in the Crime Laboratory, in one of the following areas: Molecular Genetics, Trace Evidence, Firearms and Tool Marks, Latent Evidence, Drug Chemistry, or Documents. Contact: North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, SBI Internship Program Coordinator, Post Office Box 29500, Raleigh, North Carolina 27626. Website: http://sbi.jus.state.nc.us/sbimain/InternProgram.htm Texas A&M University, Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biochemistry Research in biochemistry, structural biology, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, genomics, enzymology, or biophysics. Contact: Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, 2128 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843. Phone: (800) 482-6246. E-mail: g-kunkel@tamu.edu. Website: http://biochemistry.tamu.edu/subpages/sub_summer/summer_school_intro.htm The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) Summer Fellowship Program Internships in microbial genomics, mammalian genomics, plant genomics, parasite genomics, pathogen genomics, and bioinformatics. Write: TIGR Summer Fellowship Program, Training and Education Department, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. E-mail: intern@tigr.org. Website: http://www.tigr.org/edutrain/intern/ Thomas Jefferson University College of Graduate Studies, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research in biochemistry, molecular biology, developmental biology and teratology, microbiology, molecular virology; pathology, cell biology, cell and tissue engineering, genetics, immunology, pharmacology, structural biology and physiology. Contact: Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Thomas Jefferson University, 1020 Locust Street, Suite M46, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Website: http://www.jefferson.edu/jcgs/home/summer_04.cfm
  • 21. Towson University, Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology Research in virology, malaria vaccine development, metabolic enzymes, plant population genetics, behavioral ecology of amphibians, behavioral ecology of birds, physiological ecology of fishes, effects of urbanization on stream habitats, effects of urbanization on plant evolution, scent perception in insects, and biodiversity, phylogeny, and systematics of flies. The program is geared towards students with no prior research experience and students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: Towson University Department of Biology, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252. Phone: (410) 704-2766. E-mail: lwimmers@towson.edu. Website: http://www.towson.edu/biology/reu/. Note: this program will be available in summer 2005 pending new grant funding. Tufts University / Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Minority Students The program is geared towards students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Research experiences in biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular oncology, neuroscience, nutrition, parasitology, pathogenesis, pharmacology, physiology, public health, and virology. Contact: Sackler School Summer Research Program, Tufts University, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111-1800. E-mail: sackler-school@tufts.edu. Webpage: http://www.tufts.edu/sackler/programs/summerBrochure.html. University at Albany, Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program Research in cardiovascular science, immunology and microbial diseases, cell biology, breast cancer, and neuroscience and neuropharmacology. Write: Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208. E-mail: graduate-studies@mail.amc.edu. Website: http://www.amc.edu/academic/gradstudies/gradstu-research_opportunities.htm#BioMedical. University of Arizona, Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) Research using molecular biology techniques in the departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Chemistry, Entomology, Plant Science, Microbiology & Immunology, Cell Biology & Anatomy, Genomic Analysis & Technology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Nutritional Sciences, Soil, Water & Environmental Science, and Neurobiology. Contact: University of Arizona Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP), Tucson, AZ 85721. Website: http:// www.blc.arizona.edu/ubrp/history.html University of California Riverside, Center for Plant Cell Biology (CEPCEB), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program Participate in systems-based research in plant biology by integrating genomic, proteomic, bioinformatic, cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genetic approaches. Contact: Center for Plant Cell Biology (CEPCEB), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, University of California, Riverside - 900 University Avenue - Riverside, CA, 92521. Website: http://www.cepceb.ucr.edu/about/about.htm#UnderGradTrain University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Summer Research and Training Program Research in the departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biological and Medical Informatics, Biomedical Sciences, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Genetics, Medical Anthropology, Neurosciences, Nursing Sciences, Oral Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Pharmacogenomics, and Physical Therapy. Contact: Summer Research Training Program, 1308 Third Avenue, Box 0523, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143. Phone: (415) 514-0840. Email: <>srtp@itsa.ucsf.edu. Website: http://student.ucsf.edu/summerprogram University of Connecticut, Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences Internships in cell biology, developmental biology,
  • 22. immunology, genetics, molecular biology & biochemistry, cranio-facial biology, neuroscience, and cellular and molecular pharmacology. Contact: The University of Connecticut Health Center, Summer Research Internship Program, Student Affairs/Student Services Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Room AG062, Farmington, CT 06030. Phone: (860) 679-3971. Website: http://grad.uchc.edu/internships/intern_desc.html University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory Internships in molecular evolutionary ecology, cell biology, molecular biology, and neurobiology using marine mammals. Contact: Undergraduate Coordinator, University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32086. E-mail: wrb@whitney.ufl.edu. Website: http://www.whitney.ufl.edu/reu/undergra.htm University of Georgia, Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Genetics (SUNFIG) Research in the areas of regulation of gene expression, recombinant DNA technology, genetic recombination, developmental genetics, DNA repair, RNA decay, plant molecular genetics, bacterial and viral genetics, molecular evolution, and population genetics. Contact: SUNFIG Director, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Website: http://www.genetics.uga.edu/dept/undergradinfo.html#02 University of Georgia, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) in Genomics and Computational Biology Coursework and laboratory research in genomics and computational biology. Contact: NSF REU Program, C308B Life Sciences Bldg., Genetics Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Website: http://www.genetics.uga.edu/fgcb/index.html University of Georgia, Undergraduate Research Program in Prokaryotic Biology Research into the functions of bacteria and archaea, using interdisciplinary approaches that combine knowledge from the fields of genetics, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, and ecology. Contact: The NSF REU Program, Microbiology Department, The University of Georgia, 527 Biological Sciences, Athens, GA 30602. Website: http://www.uga.edu/ mib/reu/index.htm University of Illinois, Undergraduate Research in Brain, Sensory Systems and Behavior Research in the Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience on brain organization, sensory integration and behavior. Contact: Dr. Aixa Alfonso, University of Illinois, Department of Biological Sciences, 845 West Taylor St., Room 3262 SES, Chicago, IL 60607-7060. Phone: (312) 355-031. E-mail: aalfonso@uic.edu. Website: http://tigger.uic.edu/~ccomer/special.htm University of Iowa, Medical Scientist Training Program Research for undergraduates interested in pursuing MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. Clinical research in areas including: neurology, neurosciences, psychiatry, biochemistry, molecular biology, internal medicine, pediatrics, genetics, and physiology. Contact: Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program, The University of Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program, 1186 Medical Laboratories, Iowa City, IA 52242. Website: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/mstp/sumr/index.html University of Iowa, Undergraduate Research Experience in Microbiology Research in microbiology, virology, and immunology. Contact: Summer Microbiology Undergraduate Research Program, Department of Microbiology, The University of Iowa, 3-403 BSB, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. Phone: (319) 335-7811. E-mail: undergrad-micro-info@uiowa.edu. Website: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/microbiology/educational/summer.htm University of Kansas, Research in Molecular Biosciences Research opportunities in membrane receptors, ion channels, and transporters, microbiological regulation and pathogenesis, cell biology and cell structure, molecular control of development, protein structure and function, enzyme regulation, and gene expression and evolution. Contact:
  • 23. Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence KS 66045. E-mail: PGegen@KU.edu. Website: http://rnaworld.bio.ku.edu/REU/Announce.html. University of Louisville, Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Research in anatomical sciences, neurobiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology, biophysics, evolution, ecology and behavioral biology. Contact: Dr. Pamela W. Feldhoff, Director of SROP, at pwfeld01@louisville.edu. Website: http://graduate.louisville.edu/student_info/summer_research.html University of Maryland Baltimore County, Summer Biomedical Training Program Research in biochemistry, biology, chemistry-biology interface, molecular and cell biology, and psychology for students from minorities underrepresented in the sciences. E-mail: mejackson@umbc.edu Website: http://www.umbc.edu/meyerhoff/Undergrad/summer University of Maryland College Park, Undergraduate Research Internships in Neuroscience Research experience in the laboratories of the Integrative Neuroscience group in the Department of Psychology. Contact: Coordinator, Summer Internships, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Website: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/cebh/inssummer University of Massachusetts Amherst, Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Research in biochemistry, molecular biology, animal science, entomology, environmental sciences, food science, natural resources conservation, forestry, microbiology, plant and soil sciences, wildlife and fisheries, neuroscience and behavior, organismic and evolutionary biology, and cell biology. This program is for students from minorities underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: Program Director, Northeast Alliance SPUR, Goodell Building Room 528, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003. Website: http://www.umass.edu/gradschool/AGEP/spur.html University of Massachusetts Medical School, NIH Research Fellowship Program for Minority College Students Research in areas relevant to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases. Restricted to students from minority groups, specifically African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Asians. Contact: Program Director, NIH Summer Research Programs, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655. E-mail: summer.research@umassmed.edu Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/summer/nihpage.cfm University of Massachusetts Medical School, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Research in the disciplines of: biochemistry and molecular pharmacology; biomedical engineering and medical physics; cell biology; cellular and molecular physiology; clinical and population health; immunology and virology; neuroscience; and molecular genetics and microbiology. Contact: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, SURE, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655. E-mail: gsbs.sure@umassmed.edu. Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/gsbs/sure University of Minnesota, Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Internships Undergraduate internships in the Independent Research Program in which students work in individual research labs, the NSF Ecology & the Environment Program, the Introductory Neurosciences Program at Itasca, and the NSF Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory at Itasca. Contact: Dr. Verna L. Holman, College of Biological Sciences, 123 Snyder Hall, 1475 Gortner Ave., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108-1095. Phone: (612) 625-2275. E-mail: summer_research@biosci.cbs.umn.edu. Website: http://biosci.cbs.umn.edu/summer_research University of Missouri-Columbia, Plant Genomics Internship Research in plant sciences includes: genome organization, gene expression, signal transduction, hormone action,
  • 24. organelle biochemistry, disease resistance, and crop plant productivity. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211. Website: http://www.lsurop.missouri.edu/PGI/index.html University of Nebraska Medical Center, Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students Basic and clinical research in radiation oncology, preventative medicine, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, radiology, pediatrics, internal medicine, anesthesiology, cell biology, genetics, anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, biophysics, and pharmacology. Contact: University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 986555 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198. Website: http://www.unmc.edu/ UNCOM/undergrad University of Nebraska Medical Center, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer, Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program Research in cancer. Contact: Summer Research Fellowship Program, Eppley Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 986805 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198. Website: http://www.unmc.edu/UNCOM/undergrad University of Notre Dame, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research focusing on use of model systems and basic research to study the cellular and molecular basis of disease, including malaria, cancer, retinal degeneration, and tuberculosis. Write: REU Program Director, University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Phone: (219) 631-9343. E-mail: Michelle.A.Whaley.3@nd.edu . Website: http://www.science.nd.edu/biology/reu/info.htm University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Independent research opportunities in animal and plant molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, human genetics, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, neurobiology. The Program is particularly interested in students having no prior research experience and students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: SURE Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 101 MBBRL, CB# 7100, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7100. Phone: (919) 962-8920. E-mail: sure@med.unc.edu. Website: http://www.med.unc.edu/pmbb/sure.htm University of North Texas Health Science Center, Summer Multicultural Advanced Research Training (SMART) Program Research experiences for freshmen and sophomore students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences in the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology and Genetics, Clinical Research, Forensic Genetics, Integrative Physiology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience. Contact: Dr. Robert Kaman, SMART Program, UNTHSC, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107. E-mail: kamanr@hsc.unt.edu. Website: http://www.hsc.unt.edu/education/gsbs/smart.cfm. University of Oregon, Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Research in evolution, development, genomics, structural and molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, ecology, marine biology, and biochemistry. Contact: Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403. E- mail: oday@uoneuro.uoregon.edu. Webpage: http://biology.uoregon.edu/SPUR University of Pennsylvania, Summer Undergraduate Internship Program Research in control of gene expression, cell signaling, cell growth and cancer, gene therapy, microbiology, virology, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, structural biology, bioenergetics, biomedical imaging, and molecular biophysics. Contact: Summer Internship Undergraduate Program, Biomedical Graduate Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 240 John
  • 25. Morgan Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Phone: (215) 898-1030. E-mail: bgs@mail.med.upenn.edu. Website: http://www.med.upenn.edu/bgs/intern/index.html University of Pittsburgh, Center for Neuroscience (CNUP) Summer Undergraduate Fellows Program Projects include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, brain imaging, computer simulations, neuropsychology, or behavioral assessments. The program particularly seeks applicants from students at liberal arts colleges with limited neuroscience research opportunities. Contact: Dr. Linda Rinaman, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Phone: (412) 624-6994. Email: rinaman@bns.pitt.edu. Website: http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu/undergraduate.cfm University of Pittsburgh, HHMI Summer Undergraduate Research Program Participation in an original research project under the guidance of a faculty member in the areas of the biological sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience, or computational biology. Application: Dr. Craig Peebles, Summer Fellowship Program, A234 Langley Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Phone: (412) 624-4266. E-mail: hhmi@pitt.edu . Website: http://www.pitt.edu/~hhmi/hughes.html University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Cellular Adaptation to Environmental Challenge (CAEC), Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Research into how cellular systems are perturbed by changes in nutrient availability, signals for cellular differentiation, and interactions with pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Projects use concepts and techniques from the disciplines of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, virology and immunology. The program particularly seeks students from students at liberal arts colleges with limited research opportunities and students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine Graduate Office, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program, 524 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. E-mail: gradstudies@medschool.pitt.edu . Website: http://www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu/summerCAEC.asp University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Research within the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program, in the departments of Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology, Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Contact: University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine Graduate Office, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program, 524 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. E-mail: gradstudies@medschool.pitt.edu . Website: http://www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu/summer_program.asp. University of Rochester, NSF BIO REU Site Program Research in cellular and molecular biology. Students with no previous research experience and students with disabilities, from minority groups under-represented in the sciences, first-generation college students, and/or from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Contact: NSF BIO REU Site Program, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 316-S, Rochester, NY 14642. Website: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/gebs/summer.htm University of Rochester, GEBS Summer Scholars Program Research in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Cellular and Molecular Basis of Medicine, Genetics, Genomics, and Development, Immunology, Microbiology, and Vaccine Biology, Neurosciences, Pathways of Human Disease and Toxicology. Students with disabilities, from minority groups under-represented in the sciences, first-generation college students, and/or from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Contact: NSF BIO REU Site Program, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 316-S, Rochester, NY 14642. Website: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/gebs/summer.htm
  • 26. University of South Alabama, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Research on structure and function of proteins in the departments of chemistry, biology, molecular and cellular pharmacology, biochemistry and molecular biology and microbiology and immunology. Contact: REU Program, Biomedical Sciences, UCOM 6000, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688. E-mail: jturrens@usouthal.edu Website: http://www.southalabama.edu/biomedical/ucur/NSFREU.htm University of Texas-Houston, Summer Research Program Research areas include Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dentistry, Health Promotion and Dental Care Delivery, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials, Health Informatics, Nursing Research and Technology, Environmental Public Health, and Epidemiology. E-mail: Summer.Research@uth.tmc.edu Website: http://www.med.uth.tmc.edu/srp University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Research areas include bioethics, biostatistics, health education, rehabilitation, epidemiology, cancer biology, signal transduction, genetics, immunology, marine biology, microbiology, neurobiology, molecular biology, virology, development, nutrition, reproduction, aging, and emerging diseases. Contact: The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555. Website: http://www.gsbs.utmb.edu/ surp University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Internships in biochemistry, biophysics, cell regulation, genetics, molecular and cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and neurosciences. Contact: Education Coordinator, Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dallas, Texas 75390-9042. E-mail: SURF@utsouthwestern.edu . Website: http://www2.utsouthwestern.edu/gradschool/webpages/surf.htm. University of Utah, REU Integrative Biology for Undergraduates Program Research in molecular biology, cell biology, phylogeny/systematics, ecology, and molecular evolution. Contact: Bioscience Program, Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. E-mail: BioURP@bioscience.utah.edu. Website: http://www.biology.utah.edu/NSF- REUprog/general_info.html University of Virginia, Summer Research Internship Program The program offers opportunities in 32 areas of medical research including disease related fields such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, renal disease, or neurodegenerative diseases, as well as basic medical sciences such as signal transduction, membrane biology, cell growth and differentiation, or molecular genetics. Contact: Graduate Programs Office, Box 456 Health Sciences Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908. E-mail: medgpo38@virginia.edu Website:http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/gpo/srip. Chris Gisler (Biology & Economics ’02) did an internship in this program in Summer 2000. University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratory (FHL), Blinks Fellows in Marine Research Research at FHL emphasizes marine invertebrate zoology, phycology, fisheries science, conservation biology, molecular biology of marine organisms, and oceanography. The program seeks students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. FHL is the University of Washington's marine science field research station. Contact: Scott Schwinge, Friday Harbor Laboratories, 620 University Rd., Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Phone: (206) 616-0708. schwinge@u.washington.edu. Website: http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/blinkschol.html
  • 27. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Research Experience for Undergraduates Research experiences in microbiology, microbial genetics, or molecular biology. The program seeks students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences.and students from small liberal arts colleges without extensive research opportunities. Contact: University of Wisconsin REU Program, Department of Bacteriology, 1550 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706. Phone: (608) 262-2914. E-mail: tanner@bact.wisc.edu Website: http://www.bact.wisc.edu/ REU University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer Research Program for Undergraduates in Biology There are over 600 faculty in the program and a huge variety of research areas, including agronomy, animal sciences, biochemistry, biostatistics and bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, biometry, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, cellular and molecular biology, dairy science, endocrinology and reproductive physiology, entomology, environmental chemistry, molecular and environmental toxicology, food science, forestry, medical genetics, horticulture, kinesiology, limnology and marine science, microbiology and bacteriology, molecular and cellular pharmacology, neuroscience, nursing, nutrition, oncology, pathology, pharmaceutical sciences, physiology, plant genetics, plant pathology, soil science, veterinary science, wildlife ecology, and zoology. This program targets students from small liberal arts colleges without extensive research opportunities and students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: Janet Branchaw, Ph.D., Center for Biology Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1268 Genetics/Biotech Center, 425 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706. Phone: (608) 262-1182. E-mail: branchaw@facstaff.wisc.edu Website: http://www.wisc.edu/cbe/srp-bio/index.html University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Summer Internships in Aquatic Technology and Environmental Research Laboratory and field training in the aquatic sciences including shipboard experience in lake and ocean systems at the Great Lakes WATER Institute. Minority students, women and handicapped students are especially encouraged to apply. Research areas include geology, geochemistry, physical chemistry, aquatic zoology, microbiology, molecular biology, fish biology/ecology/aquaculture, and biochemistry/physiology of aquatic organisms. Contact: Center for Great Lakes Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204. Phone: (414) 382-1700. E-mail: cglsreu@uwm.edu. Website: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/GLWI/reu Vanderbilt Minority Summer Research Program Biomedical research for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences in the following areas: Biology and Physiological Chemistry of the Heart, Lungs, and Blood, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Cellular Regulation, Chemistry of Macromolecules (Nucleic Acids, Proteins, and Complex Carbohydrates), Developmental Biology, Growth Control and Cancer, Immunology and Virology, Metabolism and Chemistry of Metabolic Intermediates, Molecular Basis of Drug Action, Molecular Endocrinology and Hormone Action, Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology and Behavior, Psychology (Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social; Neuroscience), Toxicology and Carcinogenesis. Write: Minority Summer Research Program, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B 351820, Nashville, TN 37235. E-mail: james.g.patton@vanderbilt.edu Website: http://medschool.mc.vanderbilt.edu/minority_summer_research/html/rech_intern.html. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Summer Institute Research in bioinformatics (the use of computers to handle biological information) and bioengineering (combines engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology in the service of medical research). Preference is given to students in their sophomore year of college. Contact: VCU Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Summer Institute, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284. Phone: (804) 828-2318. E-mail: BBSI@VCU.Edu. Website: http://www.vcu.edu/csbc/bbsi/.
  • 28. Virginia Tech, Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP), Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate Students Internships in agriculture, animal sciences, biochemistry, crop and soil sciences, dairy science, entomology, food science, horticulture, nutrition and exercise, plant pathology and physiology, natural resources, microbiology, fisheries and wildlife sciences, forestry, and veterinary medicine. This program is for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP), Summer Research Internship Program, 101 H Price Hall (0331), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Website: http://maop.vt.edu/internships.asp Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Summer Research Program in Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Research in one of the following areas: microscopy and computer image analysis of cells and macromolecules, gene expression and regulation, transposable genetic elements, protein biochemistry and structure analysis, viral mechanisms and mechanisms of immunity, neurobiology and neurotoxicology. The program is interested in attracting students from underrepresented minority groups and students from small liberal arts colleges without extensive research opportunities. Write: Department of Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Wadsworth Center Room C 236, Empire State Plaza, Box 509, Albany, NY 12201-0509. E-mail: reu@wadsworth.org. Website: http://www.wadsworth.org/educate/molcel.htm Washington State University, Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Research in biological systems engineering, environmental engineering, crop & soil sciences, and molecular biosciences (microbiology) through the Center for Multiphase Environmental Research. Write: Center for Multiphase Environmental Research, P.O. Box 642719, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2719. Website: http://www.cmer.wsu.edu/Summer.htm. Washington University, Biomedical Research Apprentice Program (BioMedRAP) Research programs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, minority groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, and first-generation college students. Contact: Washington University, Medical Scientist Training Program, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Phone: (800) 852-4625. E-mail: biomedrap@dbbs.wustl.edu. Website: http://biomedrap.wustl.edu West Virginia University, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Undergraduate Research Fellowships Research fellowships to participate in the clinical and basic cancer research projects of the Cancer Center. Current research projects include molecular biology of tumor development, oncogene function, developmental therapeutics, development of blood cells, biology of breast cancer, lung cancer biology, new drug development and bone marrow transplantation. Contact: Kenneth S. Landreth, Ph.D., Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Program, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, P.O. Box 9300, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506. Phone: (304) 293-4067. E-mail: klandret@wvu.edu. Website: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/fs/bmtu/undergrad.htm Rachel Howard (Biology & Spanish ’04) did an internship at the WVU Cancer Center in Summer 2002. Kristina Tarasan (Biology ’05) and Cody Smith (Biology ’06) did internships there in Summer 2004. West Virginia University, Sensory Neuroscience Research Center, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Current research projects span molecular to systems level analysis of sensory function. Projects may include: imaging migration of neurons in live embryonic brains; structural and functional analysis of auditory brainstem circuits; behavioral, pharmacological, and neurophysiological analysis of olfaction; MRI analysis of integration of sensory imput to the brain; electrophysiology of cells in the visual cortex; neural mechanisms for sound localization; and molecular genetic analysis of visual and auditory development. Contact: Wendy Baker, Sensory Neuroscience Research Center, P.O. Box 9303, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506. Website: www.hsc.wvu.edu/snrc
  • 29. Western Michigan University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Internships in interdisciplinary research in environmental signal transduction, including evolution of metabolism and chemical ecology. Contact: Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Western Michigan University, Department of Chemistry, Wood Hall, 1903 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Website: http://www.wmich.edu/nsf-ru BIO-MEDICAL SUMMER INTERNSHIPS (Clinical emphasis – for students intending to pursue an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) Baylor College of Medicine, Summer Medicine And Research Training (SMART) Program Research in Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Sciences, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Gene Therapy, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Pathobiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Structural Biology, and Virology. Write: The SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail: smart- program@bcm.tmc.edu.Website: http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/smart/directory/applicants/index.htm The Center For Biological Timing, Undergraduate Summer Research Program Hands-on research concerning the timing mechanisms that control cycles of sleep and waking, locomotor patterning, reproductive rhythmicity, and these effects on human health. Write: Dr. Rich Day, Program Director, Center for Biological Timing, Gilmer Plaza, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Phone: (804) 982-3622. E-mail: rnd2v@virginia.edu. CIIT, Summer Internship Program in Toxicology CIIT scientists work to assess the risk to human health from chemical exposure. Contact: Mr. Rusty J. Bramlage, Manager, Human Resources, CIIT Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2137. E-mail: bramlage@ciit.org . Website: http://www.ciit.org/training_edu/undergrade.asp City of Hope, Summer Student Program Basic and clinical research in cancer. Write: Dr. Stephen Novak, Department of Professional Education, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010. Phone: (626) 256-8775. E-mail: snovak@coh.org. Website: http://bricoh.coh.org/ssp City of Hope, CURE Program Basic and clinical research in cancer for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Write: CURE Program, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010. Phone: (626) 256-8775. E- mail: mmountan@coh.org Website: http://bricoh.coh.org/ssp Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering, Gateways to the Laboratory Program Research and enrichment program designed for students from underrepresented minority groups in their freshman and sophomore years of college. Phone: (888) U2-MD-PHD. E-mail: mdphd@mail.med.cornell.edu. Website: http://www.med.cornell.edu/mdphd/summer2.html. Cornell University Medical College, The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship For Premedical Students Designed to give students from underrepresented minority groups deeper insights into the wide range of options that exist for minority physicians, including issues that affect the health of traditionally underserved populations. Experiences include laboratory or clinical research, classroom lectures, seminars on public health issues, discussions with physicians from different specialties, and observations of hospital care. Contact: Bruce Ballard, MD., Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 445 East 69th Street, Room 110, New York, NY 10021. Phone: (212) 746-1057. Website: www.med.cornell.edu/ education/programs
  • 30. Cornell Univeristy Medical College, The Weill Graduate School Access Summer Research Program An internship program for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences in the biomedical sciences. Freshmen are encouraged to apply. Contact: Ms. Francoise Freyre, Assistant Dean, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, 445 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021. Website: http://biomedsci.cornell.edu/graduate_school/html/15041.cfm Edward M. Chester, M.D. Summer Scholars Program Medical research at the MetroHealth Center in Cleveland. Requirements: Applicants must have completed two years of undergraduate studies in science AND be a resident of Ohio OR attend an Ohio college or university. Write: Edward M. Chester MD Summer Scholars Program, The MetroHealth Foundation, Inc., 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109-1998. Phone: (216) 778-5665. E-mail: adshute@aol.com Website: http://www.metrohealth.org/general/foundtn/cssprog.asp Emory University, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Research in the following areas: anthropology, human genetics, neurophysiology and neurobiology, behavioral biology, human physiology and pathology, nutrition, biochemistry and cell biology, immunology, paleobiology, pharmacology, developmental biology, microbiology and molecular pathology, evolution and ecology, molecular genetics and molecular evolution, psychobiology and psychology, epidemiology, and rehabilitation medicine/physical therapy. Contact: SURE Program, c/o Center for Science Education, Emory University, 1399 Oxford Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322. E-mail: SRP@learnlink.emory.edu. Website: http://www.cse.emory.edu/sciencenet/undergrad/SURE/SURE.html Hartford Hospital, Summer Student Fellowship Program Clinical research in emergency medicine/trauma, ambulatory care, cardiology epidemiology, infectious disease, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, radiology and surgery. Contact: Program Director, Summer Student Fellowship Program, Department of Medical Education, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06102. Website: http://www.harthosp.org/Education/ProfEd/Fellowships/SSF/index.htm Harvard Medical School, Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program Research opportunities in biomedical sciences, informal seminars, and career planning. This program is for minority students majoring in the sciences with at least one term of previous research experience. Areas of research include: cellular and developmental biology, cell cycle regulation, cardiac and vascular functions and pathology, studies of blood cells, endocrinology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, receptor structure and functions, transmembrane signaling mechanisms, study of clotting mechanisms, and virology. E:mail: SHURP@hms.harvard.edu. Phone: (800) 367-9019. Website: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/diversity/shurpintro.html Harvard School of Public Health, Undergraduate Internship Program for Minority Students Clinical research projects for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences in cancer, cardiovascular disease, infections (malaria, parasites, AIDS), lung diseases, diseases of aging, diabetes, and obesity. Contact: Division of Biological Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave., Building 1-1312, Boston, MA 02115. Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/sip HHMI International Scholars, Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Internationally-acclaimed scientists whose research is supported by the HHMI are offering research internship opportunities for undergraduates in their laboratories. This program provides an excellent opportunity to do a research internship abroad. Descriptions of the research interests of the 132 scientists participating in the program are available at the HHMI’s International Scholars Web site at http://www.hhmi.org/research/scholars Please note the following:
  • 31. • There are no specific deadlines for applying: students will need to work out individual arrangements with each Scholar. However, you should begin applying as soon as possible, as openings may be limited in these labs. • All selection of undergraduates will be undertaken by the Scholars, and not by W&J or the HHMI; program directors and students will need to contact the Scholars directly and apply to their labs. For more information contact Patricia Soochan, Program Officer, at soochanp@hhmi.org or (301) 215-8872. Indiana University School of Medicine, Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Program Clinical research in centers for Aging, Alcohol, Alzheimer Disease, Arthritis, Cancer, Cardiology, Diabetes, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Neuroscience, Otology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Vascular Biology, and Women’s Health as well as Bioethics, Bioinformatics, and Structural Biology. Preference given to students interested in the M.D./Ph.D. program and/or careers in academic medicine. Contact: Indiana University School of Medicine, USRP, 635 Barnhill Drive, MS 207, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. E-mail: usrp @ iupui.edu Website: http://medicine.iu.edu/research/students/undergrad_biomed/index.shtml Johns Hopkins University, Summer Internship Program (SIP) Experience in biomedical research and/or public health research laboratories. Students from underrepresented minority groups and other disadvantaged backgrounds that have completed two or more years of college are encouraged to apply. Research can be in the departments of Biological Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry; Cell Biology; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Neuroscience; Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Physiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, or Public Health. Contact: Minority Summer Internship Program, 1830 East Monument Street, Room 2-107, Baltimore, Maryland 21205. Website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/graduateprograms/sip.cfm Dr. DeBerry received her Ph.D. from the Department of Biological Chemistry at Hopkins School of Medicine – contact her for more information. Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, Summer Research The institute is a division of the New York Blood Center. Research programs include biochemical virology, blood coagulation biochemistry, immunogenetics, molecular parasitology, plasma proteins, membrane biochemistry, red cell physiology, viral immunology, and stem cells. Write: Rachel Singer, The Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Center, 310 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10021. Website: http://www.nybloodcenter.org/framesets/FS-3C24.htm Loyola University in Chicago Research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stritch School of Medicine in areas including cell biology, molecular virology, molecular genetics, tumor immunology, molecular immunology, and molecular microbiology. Contact: Director of Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Loyola University, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Illinois, 60153. E-mail: kvisick@lumc.edu Website: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/DeptWebs/microbio/summer/summer.htm Mayo Graduate School, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Biomedical research in biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology, tumor biology, biomedical engineering, molecular neuroscience, and pharmacology. The Mayo Clinic has recently instituted an additional summer research program focused on Patient-Oriented Research. Write: Richard McGee, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Mayo Graduate School, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902. Phone: (507) 284-3862. E-mail: rmcgee@mayo.edu. Website: http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/surf-about.html
  • 32. Medical College of Ohio, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Internships for students planning a career in biomedical research in the Molecular Basis of Disease Program, Neuroscience Program, or Molecular & Cellular Biology Program. Write: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Graduate School, Raymon H. Mulford Library Building, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH 43614. E-mail: mcogradschool@mco.edu. Web site: http://www.mco.edu/grad/surp.html Medical University of South Carolina, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research in biochemistry, molecular biology, biometry, epidemiology, cancer biology, cardiovascular biology, molecular pharmacology, cell signaling, developmental biology, medical genetics, marine biomedicine, microbiology, immunology, pathobiology, neurobiology (including brain imaging and substance abuse), structural biology, pharmaceutical sciences, physiology, proteomics, and toxicology. Write: Summer Undergraduate Research Program, College of Graduate Studies, M.U.S.C., Charleston, SC 29425. Phone: (800) 589-2003. E-mail:vanpeltd@musc.edu. Website: http://www2.musc.edu/grad/SUR.html Medical University of South Carolina, Summer Research in Cardiovascular Biology for Undergraduate Minority Students Research in cardiovascular function and disease, including cardiac hypertrophy, developmental cardiobiology, vascular biology, genetics, receptors and cell signaling, and structure/function of membrane proteins. There is also patient-oriented research on hypertension and diabetes. This program is for underrepresented minority students, especially African-Americans. Write: Summer Undergraduate Research Program, College of Graduate Studies, 173 Ashley Avenue, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425. Phone: (800) 589-2003. E-mail: youngh@musc.edu. Website: http://www2.musc.edu/grad/SURP1/Minority.html Memphis McNair Program, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Research opportunities in the biomedical sciences for underrepresented minority students, students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds, and first-generation college students. Contact: Memphis McNair Program, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 790 Madison Avenue, Room 311, Memphis, TN 38103. Phone: (901) 448-8491. Website: http://www.utmem.edu/HCP/McNair/mmp_home.html Methodist Research Institute of Indiana, Summer Student Research Program Students receive hands-on research experience in advanced medical technology in such areas as: graft failure in heart and kidney transplantation; surgical treatment of intracranial aneurysms; cryopreservation techniques for human platelet banking; diagnosis of pelvic floor prolapse; and the role of secretory phospholipase A2 in angiogenesis. Write: Summer Student Research Program, Methodist Research Institute, 1701 N. Senate Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Phone: (317) 962-8765. E-mail: mri@clarian.com. THIS PROGRAM HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED FOR SUMMER 2005. NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (NASA-USRP) Variety of biological research projects including astrobiology (the search for life elsewhere in the universe) at Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California; space science research aimed at creating new medicines and medical procedures at Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama; and human space biology at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. E-mail: usrp@odu.edu. Website: http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/desc.htm National Institutes of Health (NIH), Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research Virtually every aspect of biomedical research is conducted at the NIH, the nation's premier biomedical research institution. For general information about the SIP: http://www.training.nih.gov/student/sip/catalog/index.asp
  • 33. To contact program coordinators at specific institutes: http://www.training.nih.gov/student/summercoords.asp For specific information about research opportunities at each institute of the NIH, select the links below. National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) National Eye Institute (NEI) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) National Institute on Aging (NIA) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) (RTP-Raleigh/Durham, NC) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Library of Medicine (NLM) Dr. DeBerry did postdoctoral research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and supervised an undergraduate summer intern. Nick Zane (Biology & English ’03) did research on signal transduction in the laboratory of Dr. Diana Linnekin at the NCI in Summer 2002. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , Health Research Training Program (HRTP) Internships in public health aspects of adolescent health, biostatistics, bioterrorism, cancer prevention, cardiovascular diseases, chronic diseases, communicable diseases, community health, dental health, environmental health, family health, forensic pathology, genetic diseases, gerontology, health education, health planning, HIV/AIDS, immunization, violence prevention, lead poisoning, maternal and infant health, mental health, nutrition, occupational health, school health, STDs, substance abuse / alcoholism, toxicology, tuberculosis, and women’s health . Website: http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doh/ html/hrtp/hrtp.html New York University School of Medicine, Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research in the areas of cellular and molecular biology, developmental genetics, environmental toxicology and carcinogenesis, medical and molecular parasitology, microbiology, molecular oncology and immunology, neuroscience and physiology, structural biology, and pharmacology. Contact: Sackler Institute, NYU School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Phone: (212) 263-5648. E- mail: Sackler-info@nyumed.med.nyu.edu Website: http://www.med.nyu.edu/Sackler/summer.html. Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) Research areas include: herpes viruses; chloride channel proteins; antimicrobial peptides; nerve cell death; tropical diseases; immune responses of newborns; retroviruses and tumor induction; insect neuropeptides; renal physiology; cardiovascular physiology; sexual selection; expression of neuropeptides in brain development; vertebrate locomotion; gap junctions in visual and auditory systems; biology of Trypanosoma infection; mammalian brainstem structure. Contact: Director of Admissions, 102B Grosvenor Hall, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens,
  • 34. Ohio 45701. Phone: (800) 345-1560. E-mail: Admissions@mail.oucom.ohiou.edu Website: http:// www.oucom.ohiou.edu/Admissions/surfprog.htm Picower Institute for Medical Research Research in AIDS, cardiovascular disease, cancer, aging, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. Write: Summer Program Coordinator, The Picower Institute for Medical Research, 350 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030. Phone: (516) 365-4200. Website: http://www.picower.edu/education/index.html. Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) Internships for undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in medicine, bioengineering, or biotechnology and also contacts for future employment in the Pittsburgh region. Contact: Joan F. Schanck, Educational Program Manager, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, Inc., 100 Technology Drive, Cellomics Building, Second Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Phone: (412) 235-5122. E-mail: jschanck@ptei.org. Website: http:// www.pittsburgh-tissue.net/educational_programs/SIP/index%20SIP.html Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), Research Participation in Science Research experience at the oldest cancer research facility in the world, in molecular biology, immunology, biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacology, or experimental pathology. Phone: (716) 845-2339. Write: Research Participation in Science, Education Department, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14203-9963. E-mail: arthur.michalek@roswellpark.org Website: http://www.roswellpark.org/document_4828_557.html Stanford University, Health Care Opportunities Program (HCOP) For minority students and economically disadvantaged students who are in their sophomore year of college and seek a career in medicine, medical research, and/or minority health issues. Contact: Kathryn Fitzgerald, Associate Director HCOP, Stanford University School of Medicine, Center of Excellence, 251 Campus Drive, MSOB X347, Stanford, CA 94305-5413. E-mail: kathrynf@stanford.edu. Website: http://hcop.stanford.edu Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Minority Students Research experiences for underrepresented minority students in biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular oncology, neuroscience, nutrition, parasitology, pathogenesis, pharmacology, physiology, public health, and virology. Contact: Sackler School Summer Research Program, Tufts University, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111-1800. Phone: (617) 636-6767. E-mail: sackler-school@tufts.edu. Webpage: http://www.tufts.edu/sackler/programs/summerBrochure.html United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Opportunities to participate in applied research and development in the areas of occupational and environmental health engineering programs and health promotion projects. Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. E-mail: Joanne.Rasnake@apg.amedd.army.mil. Website: http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/USARMY/gi-gugHPPM.htm University at Albany, Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program Research in cardiovascular science, immunology and microbial diseases, cell biology, breast cancer, and neuroscience and neuropharmacology. Write: Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208. E-mail: graduate-studies@mail.amc.edu. Website: http://www.amc.edu/academic/gradstudies/gradstu-research_opportunities.htm#BioMedical University of Arizona, Minority Health Disparities Summer Research Opportunities Research focusing on health issues that affect minority communities in a disproportionate manner, e.g., diabetes, cancer, AIDS cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other diseases. For students who are juniors from minorities underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: Minority Health Disparities Summer Research Opportunities Graduate College, The University of
  • 35. Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721. E-mail: bartell@email.arizona.edu. Website: http://grad.admin.arizona.edu/multi/page7.html University of California San Francisco, Summer Research and Training Program Research in the departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biological and Medical Informatics, Biomedical Sciences, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Genetics, Medical Anthropology, Neurosciences, Nursing Sciences, Oral Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Pharmacogenomics, and Physical Therapy. Contact: Summer Research Training Program, 1308 Third Avenue, Box 0523, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143. Phone: (415) 514-0840. Email: <>srtp@itsa.ucsf.edu. Website: http://student.ucsf.edu/summerprogram University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Summer Fellowship Program Research experience and exposure to clinical medicine and dental medicine. Write: Summer Fellowship Program, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Office of Student Affairs/Student Services, Farmington, Connecticut 06030-1905. Phone: Robin Walsh at (860) 679-3971. E-mail: rwalsh@nso1.uchc.edu. Website: http://medicine.uchc.edu/programs/col_fellow/index.shtml University of Illinois, The Howard Hughes Program for Undergraduate Research in the Life Sciences Research in animal sciences, biophysics, cell and structural biology, ecology, ethology, evolution, entomology, microbiology, molecular and integrative physiology, neurobiology, plant biology, and veterinary medicine. Freshman, sophomores, and minorities underrepresented in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous research experience is not required. Contact: Marilyn Butler, Hughes Program Secretary, Howard Hughes Program for Undergraduate Education in the Life Sciences, 429 Natural History Building MC-106, 1301 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801. E-mail: mbutler@life.uiuc.edu. Website: http://www.life.uiuc.edu/hughes/undergrad_prog/info/non-uiucbrochure.html. University of Iowa, Medical Scientist Training Program Research for undergraduates interested in pursuing MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. Clinical research in areas including: neurology, neurosciences, psychiatry, biochemistry, molecular biology, internal medicine, pediatrics, genetics, and physiology. Contact: Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program, The University of Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program, 1186 Medical Laboratories, Iowa City, IA 52242. Website: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/mstp/sumr/index.html University of Louisville, Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Research in anatomical sciences, neurobiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology, biophysics, evolution, ecology and behavioral biology. Contact: Dr. Pamela W. Feldhoff, Director of SROP, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. E-mail: pwfeld01@louisville.edu. Website: http://graduate.louisville.edu/student_info/summer_research.html University of Massachusetts Medical School, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Research in the disciplines of: biochemistry and molecular pharmacology; biomedical engineering and medical physics; cell biology; cellular and molecular physiology; clinical and population health; immunology and virology; neuroscience; and molecular genetics and microbiology. Contact: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, SURE, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655. E-mail: gsbs.sure@umassmed.edu. Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/gsbs/sure University of Massachusetts Medical School, NIH Research Fellowship Program for Minority College Students Research in areas relevant to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases. Restricted to students from minority groups, specifically African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Asians. Contact: Program Director, NIH Summer Research Programs, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue
  • 36. North, Worcester, MA 01655. E-mail: summer.research@umassmed.edu Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/summer/nihpage.cfm University of Minnesota, Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Internships Undergraduate internships in the Biomedical Engineering Program include research in bioartificial organs and tissues, biomaterials and biocompatibility, biomechanics, biomedical imaging, biosystems signal processing, cellular bioengineering, medical devices and instrumentation, bio-microelectromechanical systems, or system physiology and modeling. Contact: Dr. Verna L. Holman, College of Biological Sciences, 123 Snyder Hall, 1475 Gortner Ave., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108-1095. E-mail: summer_research@biosci.cbs.umn.edu. Website: http://biosci.cbs.umn.edu/summer_research University of Nebraska Medical Center, Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students Basic and clinical research in radiation oncology, preventative medicine, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, radiology, pediatrics, internal medicine, anesthesiology, cell biology, genetics, anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, biophysics, and pharmacology. Contact: University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 986555 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198. Website: http://www.unmc.edu/ UNCOM/undergrad University of Nebraska Medical Center, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer, Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program Research in cancer. Contact: Summer Research Fellowship Program, Eppley Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 986805 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198. Website: http://www.unmc.edu/UNCOM/undergrad University of North Texas Health Science Center, Summer Multicultural Advanced Research Training (SMART) Program Research experiences for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. in the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology and Genetics, Clinical Research, Forensic Genetics, Integrative Physiology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience. Contact: Dr. Robert Kaman, SMART Program, UNTHSC, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107. E-mail: kamanr@hsc.unt.edu. Website: http://www.hsc.unt.edu/education/gsbs/ smart.cfm. University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Children’s Research Center Summer Training Program Designed for students who have completed their junior year in college and have an interest in medical careers and/or biomedical research. Students conduct basic and clinical research directed to the cause, prevention, and treatment of the diseases of infants, children, and adolescents, in areas of behavioral pediatrics, developmental biology, environmental medicine, growth and metabolism, health cared delivery, clinical pediatrics, hematology/oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, lung and heart, neurosciences, membrane receptor biology, molecular biology and gene regulation. Contact: Strong Children's Research Center, URMC, Department of Pediatrics, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642. E-mail: scrc@urmc.rochester.edu. Website: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/SCRC/sumprogs.htm University of Texas-Houston, Summer Research Program Research areas include Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dentistry, Health Promotion and Dental Care Delivery, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials, Health Informatics, Nursing Research and Technology, Environmental Public Health, and Epidemiology. E-mail: Summer.Research@uth.tmc.edu Website: http://www.med.uth.tmc.edu/srp
  • 37. University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Research areas include bioethics, biostatistics, health education, rehabilitation, epidemiology, cancer biology, signal transduction, genetics, immunology, marine biology, microbiology, neurobiology, molecular biology, virology, development, nutrition, reproduction, aging, and emerging diseases. Contact: The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555. Website: http://www.gsbs.utmb.edu/surp University of Virginia, Summer Research Internship Program The program offers opportunities in 32 areas of medical research including disease related fields such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, renal disease, and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as basic medical sciences such as signal transduction, membrane biology, cell growth and differentiation, or molecular genetics. Contact: Graduate Programs Office, Box 456 Health Sciences Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Phone: (804) 924-2181. E- mail: medgpo38@virginia.edu. Website:http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/gpo/srip Chris Gisler (Biology ’02) did an internship in this program in Summer 2000. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer Research Program for Undergraduates in Biology There are over 600 faculty in the program and a huge variety of research areas, including agronomy, animal sciences, biochemistry, biostatistics and bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, biometry, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, cellular and molecular biology, dairy science, endocrinology and reproductive physiology, entomology, environmental chemistry, molecular and environmental toxicology, food science, forestry, medical genetics, horticulture, kinesiology, limnology and marine science, microbiology and bacteriology, molecular and cellular pharmacology, neuroscience, nursing, nutrition, oncology, pathology, pharmaceutical sciences, physiology, plant genetics, plant pathology, soil science, veterinary science, wildlife ecology, and zoology. Preference is given to students from small liberal arts colleges without extensive research opportunities and minority students. Contact: Janet Branchaw, Ph.D., Center for Biology Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1268 Genetics/Biotech Center, 425 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706. Phone: (608) 262-1182. E-mail: branchaw@facstaff.wisc.edu Website: http://www.wisc.edu/cbe/srp-bio/index.html Vanderbilt Minority Summer Research Program Biomedical research for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences in: Biology and Physiological Chemistry of the Heart, Lungs, and Blood, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Cellular Regulation, Chemistry of Macromolecules (Nucleic Acids, Proteins, and Complex Carbohydrates), Developmental Biology, Growth Control and Cancer, Immunology and Virology, Metabolism and Chemistry of Metabolic Intermediates, Molecular Basis of Drug Action, Molecular Endocrinology and Hormone Action, Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology and Behavior, Psychology (Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social; Neuroscience), Toxicology and Carcinogenesis. Write: Minority Summer Research Program, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B 351820, Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1820. E-mail: james.g.patton@vanderbilt.edu Website: http://medschool.mc.vanderbilt.edu/minority_summer_research/html/rech_intern.html West Virginia University, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Undergraduate Research Fellowships The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center of West Virginia University is offering undergraduate research fellowships to participate in the clinical and basic cancer research projects of the Cancer Center. Current research projects include molecular biology of tumor development, oncogene function, developmental therapeutics, development of blood cells, biology of breast cancer, lung cancer biology, new drug development and bone marrow transplantation. Contact: Kenneth S. Landreth, Ph.D., Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Program, Mary Babb
  • 38. Randolph Cancer Center, P.O. Box 9300, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506. Phone: (304) 293-4067. E-mail: klandret@wvu.edu. Rachel Howard (Biology & Spanish ’04) did an internship there in Summer 2002.Cody Smith (Biology ’06) and Kristina Tarasan (Biology ’05) did internships there in Summer 2004. Wright State University, Short Term Research Experience for Minority Students (STREAMS) Internships for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences in cardiovascular-related research funded by the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH. Write: Research Training Coordinator, STREAMS, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Wright State University, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Dayton, OH 45401. E-mail: streams@wright.edu. Website: http://www.med.wright.edu/streams. Eliseo Roquiz (Biology ’05) did an internship there in Summer 2004. ORGANISMAL / FIELD BIOLOGY SUMMER INTERNSHIPS Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Research Experience for Undergraduates The program offers a diverse array of research experiences, which will include field trips, workshops, and seminars. Example research areas include: revisionary systematics or taxonomy of a group of organisms, evolutionary and systematic studies using morphological or molecular techniques, biodiversity informatics, biogeography, aquatic ecology, and the history of natural science. Write: REU Coordinator, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103. E-mail: reucoordinator@acnatsci.org Website: http://www.acnatsci.org/research/reu.html American Horticultural Society (AHS) at River Farm The AHS offers horticulture internships and communication/editorial internships. Horticultural interns work in a public garden and to expand existing knowledge of gardening techniques and tools with hands-on experience including plant identification, watering, weeding, planting, pruning, deadheading, fertilizing, and mulching. Communications/editoral interns work with the staff of The American Gardener magazine and gain experience in all facets of the editorial and production processes for a national, four-color magazine. Primary duties include researching and writing short articles, proofreading and fact-checking, and coordinating author and photographer submissions. Contact: American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria VA 22308. Website: http:// www.ahs.org/river_farm/intern.htm#1 American Museum of Natural History, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in Systematics and Evolutionary Biology Projects in systematics and comparative evolutionary biology. Write: Office of Grants and Fellowships, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192. E-mail: siddall@amnh.org Website: http://research.amnh.org/grants/EvoREU.html Arkansas State University, Research Insternships in Science of the Environment Internships in aquatic and environmental science for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: RISE-Summer, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR 72467. Website: http://www.cas.astate.edu/rise/RISE%20Summer.htm Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Environmental Education and Sustainable Agriculture Interns Interns teach environmental education and assist in the management of a sustainable agriculture site in the Rocky Mountains, teach farm & wilderness programs for children, assist in the care & maintenance of a small farm, including chickens, goats, cows and gardens, and assist with management of the Field Study Center and 113 acre wildlife preserve. Contact: Summer Intern, Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO 81621 Website: http://www.aspennature.org/job_ops.cfm?sid=1
  • 39. Audubon Center of the North Woods (ACNW), Naturalist Internship Program Internships provide upper-level undergraduate students opportunities to gain teaching experience, expand their natural history knowledge, and further their education. The environmental education internship includes teaching programs for schools and other groups and assisting with program and curriculum development. The wildlife internship consists of conducting educational programs and care of wild and captive animals. Write: Intern Coordinator, Audubon Center of the North Woods, P.O. Box 530, Sandstone, MN 55072. E-mail: audubon1@audubon-center.org. Website: http://www.audubon-center.org/Internships.htm Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm All interns work with the public in environmental education program presentation, animal care at the Nature Center and Farm, with store operations, and maintenance. Contact: Intern Coordinator, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm 1000 Aullwood Rd, Dayton, OH 45414. Website: http://www.audubon.org/local/sanctuary/aullwood/2interns.html Berry College, Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Ecological and Environmental Biology (NSF REU) Variety of research projects in ecology and environmental biology. Contact: REU Internship, Biology Department, Box 430, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA 30149. Website: http://www.berry.edu/academics/science/reu Boston University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Interdisciplinary research in areas combining neurophysiology, endocrinology, molecular biology, behavioral ecology, molecular evolution, ichthyology, herpetology, plant developmental biology, or cancer biology. Contact: NSF-REU Program Coordinator, Boston University, Department of Biology, 5 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215. E-mail: jeremyg@bu.edu. Phone: (617) 353-2432. Website: http://bio.bu.edu/~nsfreu99/ THIS PROGRAM HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED FOR SUMMER 2005. California Academy of Sciences, Robert T. Wallace Undergraduate Student Internship An intern will have the opportunity to learn about a specific group of organisms, be involved in original scientific research, or appreciate the role of a natural history museum in research and education. The research component may include laboratory and/or field experiences. Contact: Robert T. Wallace Research Internship, Research Division, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118. E-mail: research@calacademy.org. Website: http://www.calacademy.org/research/internship/robert_wallace_internship.html. California Academy of Sciences, Summer Systematic Institute This program matches undergraduates with Academy scientists to conduct research, and to participate in tours, seminars, and lectures related to bio-diversity, evolutionary biology, and global change. Contact: Summer Systematics Institute, Research Division, California Academy of Science, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118. Phone: (415) 750-7277. E-mail: research@calacademy.org. Website: http://www.calacademy.org/research/internship/ssi/. Cedar Creek Natural History Area, University of Minnesota, Ecological Research Internships In the BioCON (Biodiversity, CO2 and Nitrogen) experiment, elevated levels of nitrogen deposition and carbon dioxide in the free air over part of a field are examined to understand the effect on plant communities of different diversities and compositions. There are also experiments examining the effect of biodiversity on nutrient retention, productivity, invasion, pathogens, and other ecological properties. Other projects study the effects of fire, herbivory by insects, and microbial communities on biodiversity. Contact: Dr. Clarence L. Lehman, University of Minnesota, 100 Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108. E-mail: interns@lterk.umn.edu. Website: http://cedarcreek.umn.edu/interns. John Thomas (Biology ’03) did an internship in the BioCON project in Summer 2002. Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), Indiana University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Internships in the integrative study of animal
  • 40. behavior with scientists working in Biology, Psychology, Neural Science, Anthropology and other disciplines. CISAB, Indiana University, 402 N. Park Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~animal/academics/reu.html Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University, Summer Research Program in Plant Biology and Conservation Science (NSF REU) Projects in plant demography, quantitative genetics, molecular ecology, plant breeding, invasive plant dynamics, paleoethnobotany, economic botany, soil ecology, and remote sensing. Contact: NSF REU program, Chicago Botanic Garden,1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Website: http://www.luc.edu/depts/biology/bgintern.htm Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), Internships in Global Climate Change Internships at the Army Corps of Engineers’ CRREL in chemistry, physics and biology of global climate change, in areas including botany, microbiology, and ecology. Webpage: http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/. For more information about specific internship opportunities at the CRREL, contact Dr. Longbrake (315 Dieter-Porter) at x 6117 or clongbrake@washjeff.edu. College of William and Mary, Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Watershed Program Research in environmental geology, biology, sociology and economics, to determine the impacts of changing watershed land use in scientific and socio-economic contexts. Contact: REU Watershed Program, Keck Environmental Field Lab, Wake Drive, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Website: http://www.wm.edu/environment/ REU/Reu_Home.html Darling Marine Center (DMC), University of Maine, Summer Internships Research in a variety of marine science fields, involving both laboratory and field work. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Fellowships and Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) internships are available. Contact: Darling Marine Center, 193 Clark’s Cove Road, Walpole, ME 04573. E-mail: reu@maine.edu or sure@maine.edu. Website: http://server.dmc.maine.edu/interns.html Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program Research areas include: ecology of early life history of marine and estuarine fishes, plant-animal interactions in seagrass beds, microbial ecology, nutrient biogeochemistry, benthic ecology, trophic interactions and carbon budgets in marine ecosystems, life history and biomechanics of marine invertebrates, paleo-ecology, estuarine science, plankton ecology and others. Contact: Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL 36528. Website: http://univ-prog.disl.org/nsfdescription.html Davidson College, NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program Research in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental genetics, developmental neurobiology, avian behavioral ecology and conservation biology, and ecology, physiology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Contact: REU program, Biology Department, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035. Website: http://www.bio.davidson.edu/programs/REU/REUinfo.htm Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Research internships in plant sciences are available in cell biology, molecular biology, structural biology, biochemistry, microbiology, developmental biology, genetics, and pathology of plants. Contact: Undergraduate Internships, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132. Website: http://www.danforthcenter.org/internship/index.htm Duke University, Bioinformatic and Phylogenetic Approaches to the Study of Plant and Fungal Biodiversity, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Research in
  • 41. plant and fungal biology and in applications of phylogenetic data and bioinformatics to questions of organismal diversity. Contact: NSF REU program, Department of Biology, Room 135 Biological Sciences Building, Box 90338, Duke University, Durham, N.C. 27708. Website: http://www.biology.duke.edu/reu Emory University, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Research in the following areas: anthropology, human genetics, neurophysiology and neurobiology, behavioral biology, human physiology and pathology, nutrition, biochemistry and cell biology, immunology, paleobiology, pharmacology, developmental biology, microbiology and molecular pathology, evolution and ecology, molecular genetics and molecular evolution, psychobiology and psychology, epidemiology, and rehabilitation medicine/physical therapy. Contact: SURE Program, c/o Center for Science Education, Emory University, 1399 Oxford Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322. E-mail: SRP@learnlink.emory.edu. Website: http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/SURE/SURE_students.html Fordham University and the Louis Calder Center - Biological Station, Calder Summer Undergraduate Research (CSUR) Research projects include the areas of vector ecology, Lyme disease, medical entomology, ecology of West Nile virus, mammalian ecology, nutritional ecology, insect ecology, animal foodwebs, plant ecology, ecology of forest canopies, fungal ecology, fire ecology, forest ecosystems, freshwater ecology, and phycology. Contact: CSUR-REU program, Louis Calder Center – Biological Field Station, Fordham University, Box 887, Armonk, NY 10504. Website: http://www.fordham.edu/general/Research/Research_Opportuniti12509.html Fort Johnson / Grice Marine Lab Summer Research Program in Marine Biology Undergraduates combine formal classroom work with independent research in physiology, cell biology, and molecular biology of marine organisms, employing physiological, cellular and molecular techniques to address questions in areas such as environmental bioindicators, developmental biology, acid-base physiology, immunology and population genetics of marine organisms.. Write: Fort Johnson Summer Research Program, Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson, Charleston, SC 29412. Phone: (843) 406-4000. E-mail: burnettl@cofc.edu. Website: http://www.cofc.edu/~grice/summer.htm . Gettysburg College, Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Projects in Land Conservancy and Resource Management at Nature Preserves in the Mid-Atlantic States. Research projects from the areas of behavioral ecology, foraging behavior, evolution of plant-animal interactions, plant-microbe interactions, plant molecular biology, forest tree biotechnology, ecology and evolution of flowering plants, conservation biology, invasive species, aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology, and reproductive biology of invertebrates. Contact: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU), Department of Biology, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Website: http://www.gettysburg.edu/academics/bio/reu/home.htm Global Change Education Program, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Research sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), in areas including the Terrestrial Carbon Processes (TCP) effort and the Program for Ecosystem Research (PER). E-mail: Jeff Gaffney at gaffney@anl.gov. Website: http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/GCEPinfo.html Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Summer Internship Program Research internships in such as aquaculture, biomedical marine research, marine biology, marine mammal research, marine natural product chemistry, marine microbiology, ocean engineering, and oceanography. Phone: (800) 333-4264. Write: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, 5600 US Highway 1 North, Fort Pierce, Florida 34946. E-mail: intern@hboi.edu. Website: http://www.hboi.edu/news/jobs.html#internships
  • 42. Harvard University, Summer Research in Ecology Research at Harvard Forest on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including atmospheric pollution, global warming, hurricanes, treefalls, and insect outbreaks. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, wildlife biology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges. E-mail: hfapps@fas.harvard.edu Website: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu/reu.html Hawk Mountain, Conservation Science Internships Research, monitoring, or environmental education internships focusing on raptors and other birds. Contact: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529. E-mail: info@whawkmountain.org Website: http://www.hawkmountain.org/default/internships.htm Hope College, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Research in genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, plant biology, and ecology. Contact: REU Applications, Hope College Biology Department, 35 E. 12th St., PO Box 9000, Holland, MI 49422. Website: http://www.hope.edu/academic/biology/research/index.htm Humboldt State University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Research in ecology, evolutionary biology, and wildlife conservation. Contact: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Department of Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521. E-mail: hsureu@humboldt.edu Website: http://www.humboldt.edu/~hsureu/index.htm Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), Governor’s Environmental Corps summer internship program Internships in control/remediation of land pollution, air pollution, or water pollution. Contact: Governor’s Environmental Corps, Illinois EPA, 1021 North Grand Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois 62794. Website: http://www.epa.state.il.us/gec IMAGO Earth Center, Environmental Education Internships The IMAGO Earth Center is an environmental education organization located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Earth Center provides a variety of hands-on, minds-on educational programs to a number of diverse groups. The mission of the Earth Center is to educate about the wonders of nature, to protect greenspace and to provide a place for communities to gather and grow. Interns' duties include teaching, helping with administrative decisions, working on the upkeep of the facilities and working on projects. Both full-time and part-time internships are available. Contact: Chris Clements, Director of the IMAGO Earth Center. Phone: (513) 921-8455. E-mail: earthcenter@imagoearth.com. Website: http://www.imagoearth.org/home.htm Indiana University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Molecular Biology and Genetics Research areas include regulation of gene expression, bacterial and eukaryotic cell division, catalytic RNA, protein-protein interactions, hormone action, transmembrane lipid transporters (flippases) and lipid bilayer organization in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, eukaryotic transcription and translation, microtubule cytoskeleton, DNA repair pathways, cell-cell communication and body pattern formation, metal ions in biological systems, protein and membrane trafficking, development of C. elegans, intracellular movements in eukaryotes, plant physiology and disease resistance, molecular plant phylogeny, reproductive barriers between plant species, genomic processes that facilitate speciation, development and evolution, evolution of complex characters. Contact: REU Coordinator, Indiana University, Department of Biology, PO Box 1847, Bloomington, IN 47402-1847. Phone: (812) 856-5522. E- mail: iusummer@bio.indianastate.edu. Website: http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergrad/opportunities/mbgreu/index.html Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Ecology Past research projects have included groundwater ecology, beaver activity and stream water quality, submersed aquatic vegetation in the Hudson River, competition between zebra mussels and zooplankton, microbial processes of freshwater wetlands, tree response to
  • 43. defoliation by the gypsy moth, roles of seed eaters in forest food webs, ecology of forest edges, plant communities, and restoration ecology. The program offers lab and field experience. Contact: Undergraduate Research Program, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Box R, Millbrook, NY 12545. Phone: (845) 677-7600. E-mail: dahlh@ecostudies.org. Website: http://www.ecostudies.org/reu.html Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Environmental Studies Internship Experience Jackson Hole is a high mountain valley that is a gateway to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. In collaboration with JHCA, the Environmental Studies Program at W&J has established an intern experience that allows students to learn how an environmental advocacy group works as well as to identify a specific area of environmental interest around which to develop a research project. JHCA website: http://www.jhalliance.com Brian Dugovich (Biology ’04) did this internship at Jackson Hole. For more information about this internship, contact Dr. Robert East at reast@washjeff.edu Konza Prairie Long Term Ecological Research Program, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Field research at Konza Prairie on ecosystem ecology, grasslands ecology, plant ecology, plant systematics, plant disease, predator ecology, fisheries biology, behavioral ecology, fungal diversity, soil microbial ecology, avian ecology, entomology, or evolutionary ecology. Contact: REU Program Coordinator, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. E-mail: gwtw@ksu.edu. Website: http://www.ksu.edu/bsanderc/ reu Marquette University, Summer Research Program in Biology (NSF REU) Research in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, plant biology, muscle physiology and neurobiology. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, Wehr Life Sciences Building, Marquette University, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Website: http://biology.marquette.edu/biosummer/index.html Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Internships in a variety of areas, including resource mapping; resource planning development of area master plans, functional master plans, and park master plans; environmental review of development proposals, including management of forest conservation programs; stewardship and enhancement of forest, aquatic, and wildlife ecology; and deer management. Phone: (301) 454-1411. E-mail: recruiting@mncppc.state.md.us. Website: http://www.mc-mncppc.org Joe Davis (Biology ’02) did internships here in Summer 2000 and Summer 2001, and is now employed by the MNCPPC. Miami University (of Ohio), Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ecology and Environmental Science (NSF REU) Research in ecology and environmental science with faculty from the departments of botany, geology, geography, mathematics & statistics, microbiology, and zoology. Contact: NSF REU Program Director, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Website: http://www.units.muohio.edu/ecoreu/Information.htm Michigan State University, Kellogg Biological Station, Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Recent internship projects have included disease ecology, acoustic ecology, ecological and evolutionary genetics of flowering plants, and environmental journalism. Contact: W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060. Website: http://www.kbs.msu.edu/REU/Index.htm Michigan State University, Undergraduate Research in Plant Science Research in virology, marketing of horticultural plants, integrated pest management, forestry, plant breeding/genetics, plant molecular biology, plant growth and development, plant pathology, and agronomy. E-mail: klpoff@msu.edu. Website: http://www.canr.msu.edu/urps/#menu
  • 44. Michigan Technological University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Program on Ecosystems in Transition Research on existing large-scale, long-term experiments studying ecosystem responses to climatic variations, anthropogenic pollutants, changing wildlife populations, exotic species invasions and ecosystem restoration efforts. Women and students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. Contact: REU Director, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931. Website: http://forest.mtu.edu/research/reu/eithome.htm Mississippi State University, Conservation Biology in the Southeastern United States, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (NSF REU) Research in plant ecology, plant systematics and evolution, vertebrate ecology, and aquatic ecology. Students from small liberal arts colleges without extensive research opportunities and students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences are urged to apply. Website: http://csmt.msstate.edu/html/reu/index.html Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Internships at MBARI use research vessels, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to explore the deep ocean and do research in deep-sea ecology and microbiology. Contact: Internship Program, MBARI, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039. Email: mage@mbari.org. Website: http://www.mbari.org/education/internship/genintern.html. Mote Marine Laboratory, College Intern Program Internships in the Center for Shark Research, Center for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Research, Center for Eco-toxicology, Center for Fisheries Enhancement, Center for Coastal Ecology, and the Tropical Research Laboratory. Contact: College Intern Program, Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota FL 34236. E-mail: adavis@mote.org Website: http://www.mote.org/~ccooper/Intern/Welcome.htm Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Research Experience for Undergraduates Research in marine biology study at MDIBL. Researchers use marine models and state of the art cellular and molecular techniques to advance biomedical research in areas including genomics, bioinformatics, toxicology, and physiology. Write: MDIBL, REU program, P.O. Box 35, Salisbury Cove, ME 04672. E-mail: mmckernan@mdibl.org. Website: http://www.mdibl.org/edu/reu/reu2.shtml National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA Student Research Participation This program offers students the chance to participate in a wide variety of NOAA research activities (http://www.noaa.gov) in life sciences, engineering, and computer science. Research areas range from Antarctic Marine Living Resources to West Coast Marine Mammal Studies. Contact: Harold Rider, Project Manager, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, PO Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117. Phone: (423) 576-8158. E-mail: riderh@orau.gov. Website: http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/NOAA/gi-gugSRP.htm Northern Arizona University, Environmental Science Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Projects in environmental science research. Contact: NSF REU, Northern Arizona University , Department of Chemistry, PO Box 5698, Flagstaff, AZ 86011.Website: http://www.nau.edu/~envsci/REU National Wildlife Federation (NWF, Internship Program Interns support NWF's conservation mission, and may work in conservation, education, fundraising, communications, environmental law, and publications, in areas including: endangered species, floodplains, conservation funding, population, climate, trade, finance, Smart Growth, water use policy, sustainable forestry, watersheds, frogs, grizzly recovery, wolf recovery, and grasslands. Internships may be at one of the NWF’s field offices in Washington, DC; Anchorage, Alaska: Ann Arbor, Michigan; Austin, Texas; Montpelier, Vermont; Missoula, Montana; Atlanta, Georgia;
  • 45. Boulder, Colorado; San Diego, California; or Seattle, Washington. Information about specific internship opportunities can be found on the Website: http://www.nwf.org/careergateway/internships.cfm Organization for Tropical Studies, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) For upper-level biology students interested in tropical ecology field research at the world- renowned La Selva Biological Station in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. Research may be in ecosystem-level projects, physiological ecology, soil science, or forestry trials of native tree species. Contact: NSF REU Program, OTS, Box 90033, Durham, NC 27708. Website: http://www.ots.duke.edu/en/education/under_summer_reu.shtml Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) The OBFS is an association of about 180 field stations and professionals concerned with field facilities for biological research and education, primarily in North America and Central America. This site provides links to OBFS member stations. Individual stations include descriptions of courses offered and summer internships. Website: http://www.obfs.org. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Summer Internships Internships in areas including microbiology, biology, environmental/natural sciences. Students must be residents of Pennsylvania. Write: PA Department of Environmental Protection, Internship Coordinator, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 2357, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2357. Phone: (717) 783-4759. E-mail: glboyer@state.pa.us. Website: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep_jobs Pepperdine University, Summer Research Opportunities in Biology The program specializes in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology – Apoptosis and Stress Response, Conservation Ecology, Physiological Plant Ecology, and Ecophysiology of Marine Intertidal Animals. Open to students who have completed one year of biology courses before the internship. Contact: Dr. Stephen D. Davis, Department of Natural Science, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 90263. Phone: (310) 456-4321. E-mail: davis@pepperdine.edu. Website: http://www.pepperdine.edu/seaver/natsci/surb/SURBdescrpt.html Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium Internship Programs Internship opportunities in animal husbandry, horticulture, and conservation education. The animal husbandry internship may include: observation of animals for disease, injuries, and pregnancy; preparing and distributing food and water; exercising and grooming domestic animals; assisting in veterinary procedures; collecting biological specimens; cleaning animal enclosures; and answering visitor questions and narrating animal demonstrations. The animal departments include: aquarium; elephants and ungulates; primates; reptiles and amphibians; Asian animals (leopards, tiger, waterfowl); African Savanna (lion, rhino, cheetah); and domestic animals. The horticulture internship may include care and maintenance of tropical and temperate plants, landscape installation, annual display beds, and botanical interpretation programs for visitors. Conservation education interns will be involved in educational programs such as Zoo classes, summer day camp, and amphitheater demonstrations. Science and conservation research internships are also available in ethology. Internships last a minimum of ten weeks. Contact Human Resources, Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium Internship Program, One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1178. Phone: (412) 365-2524. Volunteer opportunities are also available throughout the year: contact Jeanne Burke at (412) 365-2524. Website: http://pittsburghzoo.com/generalInfo_humanResources_internshipPrograms.asp Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL), Research Experience for Undergraduates Research at this world-famous field station is in field biology in botany, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Write: Director, RMBL, Box 519, Crested Butte, CO 81244. Phone: (970) 349-7231. E-mail: rmbl@gunnison.com. Website: http://www.rmbl.org/index.html
  • 46. Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC), Western Washington University Undergraduate research in marine biology in the following areas: productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; marine microbial ecology; physiology of symbiosis; larval development, physiology, ecology and morphology of marine invertebrates; and environmental toxicology. Contact: Dr. Stephen Sulkin, SPMC, 1900 Shannon Point Road, Anacortes, WA 98211. Website: http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~spmc/ Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Research in ecology and environmental sciences. Contact: Program Coordinator, SREL, Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802. Website: http://www.uga.edu/srel/REU/REU_Program.htm Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC), Western Washington University, Minorities in Marine Sciences Undergraduate Program (MIMSUP) Undergraduate research in marine biology for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: Dr. Brian L. Bingham, Shannon Point Marine Center, 1900 Shannon Point Road, Anacortes, WA 98221-4042. E-mail: bingham@cc.wwu.edu. Webpage: http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~mimsup/index.html. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Internship in Environmental Studies Hands- on experience at the SERC in the fields of environmental research and education. Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric, and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics, and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management. The SERC is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay about 30 miles east of Washington D.C. Contact: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Attn: Internship Coordinator, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037. Phone: (443) 482-2217. E-mail: SERCintern@si.edu. Website: http://www.serc.si.edu/internship/index.htm. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Research Training Program The Research Training Program is designed for undergraduates considering careers in anthropology, systematic biology and natural history research. There are lectures, discussions, workshops, and field trips to collection areas. There are laboratory demonstrations in biological diversity and molecular systematics. Contact: Research Training Program Coordinator, MRC 166 NHB 166, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560. E-mail: sangrey.mary@nmnh.si.edu. Website: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/rtp/information/index.html Smithsonian National Zoo Conservation & Research Center, Research Internship Program Internships in conservation biology (behavior, ecology and GIS, genetics, and nutrition), reproductive sciences (gamete biology and endocrinology), and science education and training. Contact: Internship/Fellowship Coordinator, Smithsonian National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013. Website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/UndergradInternships/Research Student Conservation Association Lists wide range of internships/jobs in National Parks and National Forests in areas such as archaeology, recreation management, interpretation, river patrol and management, wildlife biology, backcountry and wilderness management, environmental education, forestry, visitor services, geology, horseback patrol, trail construction, and cave management. Write: SCA Headquarters and Northeast Office, 689 River Road, PO Box 550, Charlestown, NH 03603-0550. Website: http://www.thesca.org Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program This program is designed to encourage the participation of minority students, women, and economically disadvantaged college students regarding environmental-related issues and policies. Contact: Mickey Leland Internship Program, MC 116, Human Resources & Staff Development Division, Texas Natural Resource Conservation
  • 47. Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087. Phone: (512) 239-0159. E-mail: dherst@tceq.state.tx.us Website: http://www.tnrcc.state.tx.us/admin/employ/intern/. The Field Museum of Natural History Internships support basic research on the collections in anthropology, botany, geology and zoology (birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, insects, fishes, invertebrates). Contact: The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. Website: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/scholarships/default.htm#ungrad_intern Tufts University, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program Research on integrative approaches to studying the ecology of New England. REU Program, Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155. E-mail: reu@tufts.edu. Website: http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/NSFResearch.htm United States Army Environmental Center, Student Internship Program Opportunities to participate in research in environmental programs involving cultural and natural resources, restoration, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, validation, demonstration, transfer, quality assurance and quality control, training, information management and reporting, and related programs. Fields of study include anthropology, archaeology, biology, chemistry, ecology, engineering, entomology, environmental sciences, history, information sciences, plant pathology, wildlife biology, and zoology. Location: Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Joanne Rasnake, Project Manager. Website: http://aec.army.mil/usaec/support/orise01.html University of Arizona, Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) Research using molecular biology techniques in the departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Chemistry, Entomology, Plant Science, Microbiology & Immunology, Cell Biology & Anatomy, Genomic Analysis & Technology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Nutritional Sciences, Soil, Water & Environmental Science, and Neurobiology. Contact: University of Arizona Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP), Tucson, AZ 85721. Website: http://www.blc.arizona.edu/ubrp/history.html University of California San Diego, Eastern Sierra Internship, REU Program Internships in a wide range of environmental biology research. Contact: Eastern Sierra Internship, P.O. Box 454, Bishop, CA 93515. E-mail: interns@wmrs.edu Website: http://poppy.wmrs.edu University of California Riverside, Center for Plant Cell Biology (CEPCEB), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program Participate in systems-based research in plant biology by integrating genomic, proteomic, bioinformatic, cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genetic approaches. Contact: Center for Plant Cell Biology (CEPCEB), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, University of California, Riverside - 900 University Avenue - Riverside, CA, 92521. Website: http://www.cepceb.ucr.edu/about/about.htm#UnderGradTrain University of Colorado Boulder, Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Behavior, Ecology and Evolution Research in behavior, ecology, and evolution at the Mountain Research Station (MRS),an interdisciplinary research facility of the University of Colorado, devoted to advancement of study of mountain ecosystems. Contact: Michael Breed, EPO Biology CB334, The University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309. E-mail: michael.breed@colorado.edu Website: http://www.colorado.edu/eeb/EEBprojects/reu University of Delaware, Marine Sciences Summer Internship Field research in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biochemistry. Write: University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies, 700 Pilottown
  • 48. Road, Lewes, DE 19958. E-mail: adittel@udel.edu. Website: http://www.ocean.udel.edu/level1/academics/undergrad/sharp/intern.html. University of Georgia, Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Genetics (SUNFIG) Research in the areas of regulation of gene expression, recombinant DNA technology, genetic recombination, developmental genetics, DNA repair, RNA decay, plant molecular genetics, bacterial and viral genetics, molecular evolution, and population genetics. The program seeks students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: SUNFIG Director, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Website: http://www.genetics.uga.edu/dept/undergradinfo.html#02 University of Hawai’i, Hilo, Research Experience for Undergraduates in Tropical Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources Management (NSF REU) Research experience related to conservation biology in an island setting. This program is for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences who attend colleges without extensive research opportunities. Contact: NSF REU Program, Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC), 200 W. Kawili St.; Hilo, HI 96720. Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~uhintern/internopportunities/reu/faq.htm University of Kansas, Research Experience in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research opportunities in animal behavior, biogeography, biomechanics, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, ecological and evolutionary modeling, molecular evolution, paleobiology, physiological ecology, population ecology, population and quantitative genetics, and systematics. Contact: Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Haworth Hall, 1200 Sunnyside, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045. E-mail: vsmith@ku.edu Website: http://www.ku.edu/~reu University of Louisville, Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Research in anatomical sciences, neurobiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology, biophysics, evolution, ecology and behavioral biology. Contact: Dr. Pamela W. Feldhoff, Director of SROP, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. E-mail: pwfeld01@louisville.edu. Website: http://graduate.louisville.edu/student_info/summer_research.html University of Maryland, Maryland Sea Grant, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Internships to conduct coastal and marine research on the Chesapeake Bay, in areas such as estuarine processes, benthic environment, physical oceanography, contaminants, molecular biology, biogeochemistry, submerged aquatic vegetation, modeling & analysis, and fisheries. Contact: Maryland Sea Grant College, 4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 300, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20740. Website: http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/Education/REU University of Massachusetts Amherst, Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Research in biochemistry, molecular biology, animal science, entomology, environmental sciences, food science, natural resources conservation, forestry, microbiology, plant and soil sciences, wildlife and fisheries, neuroscience and behavior, organismic and evolutionary biology, and cell biology. This program is for students from minorities underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: Program Director, Northeast Alliance SPUR, Goodell Building Room 528, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003. Website: http://www.umass.edu/gradschool/AGEP/spur.html University of Massachusetts Boston, Research Experience for Undergraduates in Biology (NSF REU) Research on plant growth, behavioral ecology, genetic basis of biodiversity, ecosystems, bacterial ecology, and physiological ecology. The program stresses the integration of diverse fields of biology, especially the connections between cell and molecular biology and ecology and conservation biology. Contact: REU Program, Biology Department,
  • 49. University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125. E-mail: maria.papuga@umb.edu Website: http://www.bio.umb.edu/special_REU.htm University of Michigan Biological Station, Research Experiences for Undergraduates Field ecology research. Contact: University of Michigan Biological Station, Attention: REU Desk, 1111 Krause Natural Science Building, 830 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. E-mail: umbs@umich.edu. Website: http://www.umich.edu/~umbs/edu/reu.html University of Minnesota, Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Internships Internships in the Independent Research Program including the NSF Ecology & the Environment program. Research areas include: animal behavior, aquatic sciences, biogeochemistry, climate change ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, fisheries and wildlife, nutrient cycling, and plant-animal interactions & plant physiology. Contact: Dr. Verna L. Holman, College of Biological Sciences, 123 Snyder Hall, 1475 Gortner Ave., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108-1095. Phone: (612) 625-2275. E-mail: summer_research@biosci.cbs.umn.edu. Website: http://biosci.cbs.umn.edu/summer_research University of Missouri-Columbia, Plant Genomics Internship Research in plant sciences includes: genome organization, gene expression, signal transduction, hormone action, organelle biochemistry, disease resistance, and crop plant productivity. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211. Website: http://www.lsurop.missouri.edu/PGI/index.html University of South Carolina, Undergraduate Research in Integrative Evolutionary Biology, Research Experience for Undergraduate Program (NSF REU) Research in evolutionary biology. The program emphasizes the interface between molecular genetics and organismal- level processes. Contact: Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. Website: http://www.biol.sc.edu/~elygen/reu/evolution.html University of Texas at Austin Environmental Science Institute (ESI), Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Environmental Science Research in environmental studies in the areas of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, toxicology, and geology. Contact: The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1 University Station A5300, Austin, TX 78712. Website: http://www.geo.utexas.edu/esi/spotlights/SummerUndergrad.htm University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Research areas include bioethics, biostatistics, health education, rehabilitation, epidemiology, cancer biology, signal transduction, genetics, immunology, marine biology, microbiology, neurobiology, molecular biology, virology, development, nutrition, reproduction, aging, and emerging diseases. Contact: The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555. Website: http://www.gsbs.utmb.edu/surp University of Toledo, Lake Erie Research and Education Center, Research Experience for Undergraduate Program (NSF REU) Projects include the areas of remote sensing and watershed modeling, phytoremediation, ecology, environmental geography, microinvertebrates, environmental law, environmental planning, and soil science. Contact: NSF-REU program, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606. Website: http://remotesensing.utoledo.edu/resch/reu/REU.html University of Oregon, Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Research in evolution, development, genomics, structural and molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, ecology, marine biology, and biochemistry. Contact: Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403. E- mail: oday@uoneuro.uoregon.edu. Webpage: http://biology.uoregon.edu/SPUR
  • 50. University of Puerto Rico, Tropical Ecology and Evolution Summer Undergraduate Internship Research in plant systematics and population biology, plant community dynamics and forest ecology, plant eco-physiology, terrestrial arthropod ecology, plant reproductive ecology and evolution, aquatic insect ecology, land-use history and species diversity, and soil ecology, at El Verde Field Station in Puerto Rico. Contact: Alonso Ramirez, Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies, University of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 21910, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931. E-mail: reu@ites.upr.edu Website: http://ites.upr.edu/REU/index.htm University of Utah, REU Integrative Biology for Undergraduates Program Research in molecular biology, cell biology, phylogeny/systematics, ecology, and molecular evolution. Contact: Bioscience Program, Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. E-mail: BioURP@bioscience.utah.edu. Website: http://www.biology.utah.edu/NSF- REUprog/general_info.html University of Virginia, Mountain Lake Biological Station Research on field studies in plant and animal behavior, ecology, and evolution. Students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply. Contact: Dr. Eric Nagy, Associate Director and REU Coordinator, Mountain Lake Biological Station, Department of Biology, 238 Gilmer Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA 22903. E-mail: mtlake@virginia.edu. Website: http://mlbs.org/REU.html University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratory (FHL), Blinks Fellows in Marine Research Friday Harbor Laboratories offers a full immersion research experience for students from minorities underrepresented in the sciences who are rising seniors or post- baccalaureates. FHL is the University of Washington's marine science field research station, located north of Puget Sound in the San Juan Islands. Research emphasizes marine invertebrate zoology, phycology, fisheries science, conservation biology, molecular biology of marine organisms, and oceanography. Contact: Scott Schwinge, Washington University, Friday Harbor Laboratories, 620 University Rd., Friday Harbor, WA 98250. schwinge@u.washington.edu. Website: http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/blinkschol.html. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer Research Program for Undergraduates in Biology There are over 600 faculty in the program and a huge variety of research areas, including agronomy, animal sciences, biochemistry, biostatistics and bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, biometry, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, cellular and molecular biology, dairy science, endocrinology and reproductive physiology, entomology, environmental chemistry, molecular and environmental toxicology, food science, forestry, medical genetics, horticulture, kinesiology, limnology and marine science, microbiology and bacteriology, molecular and cellular pharmacology, neuroscience, nursing, nutrition, oncology, pathology, pharmaceutical sciences, physiology, plant genetics, plant pathology, soil science, veterinary science, wildlife ecology, and zoology. Preference is given to students from small liberal arts colleges without extensive research opportunities and students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: Janet Branchaw, Ph.D., Center for Biology Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1268 Genetics/Biotech Center, 425 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706. Phone: (608) 262-1182. E-mail: branchaw@facstaff.wisc.edu Website: http:// www.wisc.edu/cbe/srp-bio/index.html University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Summer Internships in Aquatic Technology and Environmental Research Laboratory and field training in the aquatic sciences including shipboard experience in lake and ocean systems at the Great Lakes WATER Institute. Minority students, women and handicapped students are especially encouraged to apply. Research areas include geology, geochemistry, physical chemistry, aquatic zoology, microbiology, molecular biology, fish biology/ecology/aquaculture, and biochemistry/physiology of aquatic organisms. Contact: Center for Great Lakes Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204. E-mail: cglsreu@uwm.edu. Website: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/GLWI/reu
  • 51. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Summer Internship Program Internships are available in many areas of marine science, including biological, geological, chemical, physical, environmental science, fisheries and management emphases. Contact: Office of the Graduate Dean, Summer Intern Program, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA 23062. E-mail: intern@vims.edu Website: http://www.vims.edu/sms/intern Virginia Tech, Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP), Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate Students Internships in agriculture, animal sciences, biochemistry, crop and soil sciences, dairy science, entomology, food science, horticulture, nutrition and exercise, plant pathology and physiology, natural resources, microbiology, fisheries and wildlife sciences, forestry, and veterinary medicine. This program is for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences. Contact: Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP), Summer Research Internship Program, 101 H Price Hall (0331), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Website: http://maop.vt.edu/internships.asp Washington State University, Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Research in biological systems engineering, environmental engineering, crop & soil sciences, and molecular biosciences (microbiology) through the Center for Multiphase Environmental Research. Write: Center for Multiphase Environmental Research, P.O. Box 642719, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2719. Website: http://www.cmer.wsu.edu/Summer.htm. Weber State University, Research Experience for Undergraduates in the Biology of the Greater Salt Lake Ecosystem (NSF REU) Research on the Greater Salt Lake ecosystem in areas of environmental toxicology, aquatic biology, avian behavioral ecology and conservation, plant taxonomy, molecular evolution, microbial ecology, insect ecology, plant population and community ecology, mammalian behavior and ecology, and reproductive physiological ecology. Women, students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, and students from institutions where research opportunities are limited are strongly encouraged to apply. Contact: Department of Zoology, Weber State University, Odgen, UT 84408. Website: http://departments.weber.edu/zoology/REU.htm Western Michigan University, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Internships in interdisciplinary research in environmental signal transduction, including evolution of metabolism and chemical ecology. Contact: Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Western Michigan University, Department of Chemistry, Wood Hall, 1903 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Website: http://www.wmich.edu/nsf-ru Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Internship Program Internships for Summer 2005 include: Fish and Mussel Sampling Intern; Forest Conservation Intern; Land Stewardship Intern; and Botany Intern. Work in resource conservation and community conservation, constituent programs, land stewardship, public affairs, or finance and administration. E-mail: nbassett@paconserve.org. Website: www.paconserve.org Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Summer Student Fellowship Program Independent research at this world-renowned institute will have an oceanographic or marine policy application. Contact: Education Office, Clark Laboratory 223, MS #31, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 360 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543. E-mail: education@whoi.edu. Website: http://www.whoi.edu/education/undergraduate/summer.html Josh Hopp (Chemistry ’04) did an internship at the Ecosytems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole in Summer 2003. NOTE: Funding for internships at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is available from W&J’s Edwin M. Linton endowment for marine biological studies.
  • 52. SCIENCE WRITING / JOURNALISM INTERNSHIPS American Association for the Advancement of Science, Mass Media Fellows (MMF) Program Designed for graduate students and highly motivated undergraduates who are science majors, not journalism majors. Fellows spend ten weeks during the summer working as reporters, researchers, or production assistants at radio or TV stations, newspapers and magazines. Contact: Coordinator, AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005. Website: http://ehrweb.aaas.org/ massmedia.htm American Horticultural Society (AHS) at River Farm The AHS offers horticulture internships and communication/editorial internships. Horticultural interns work in a public garden and to expand existing knowledge of gardening techniques and tools with hands-on experience including plant identification, watering, weeding, planting, pruning, deadheading, fertilizing, and mulching. Communications/editoral interns work with the staff of The American Gardener magazine and gain experience in all facets of the editorial and production processes for a national, four-color magazine. Primary duties include researching and writing short articles, proofreading and fact-checking, and coordinating author and photographer submissions. Contact: American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria VA 22308. Website: http://www.ahs.org/river_farm/intern.htm#1 Argonne National Laboratory Office of Public Affairs, Science Writing Internships Participants will work on science news and feature stories and magazine articles for Argonne publications, as well as related news releases and media contacts. Contact: Jessie Skwarek, Office of Public Affairs, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439. E- mail: jessie@anl.gov. Website: http://www.anl.gov/OPA/internship Brookhaven National Laboratory, Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Internships in life sciences, math, applied math, physics, engineering, and scientific journalism. Contact: Cathy Osiecki, Science Education Center, Building 438, BNL, P.O. Box 5000, Upton, NY 11973-5000. E-mail: cathyo@bnl.gov . Website: http://www.bnl.gov/scied/programs/suli/index.html Jackson Laboratory, Summer Student Program This program at this internationally recognized center for mammalian genetic research now offers a summer internship in science writing. Contact: Summer Student Program, Education Office, The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. E-mail: summerstudents@jax.org. Website: http://www.jax.org/education/ ssp.html Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Internships at MBARI include: deep-sea ecology, microbiology, library science, and science writing. Contact: Internship Program, MBARI, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039. Contact: Internship Program, MBARI, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039. Email: mage@mbari.org. Website: http://www.mbari.org/education/internship/genintern.html. Michigan State University, Kellogg Biological Station, Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Recent internship projects have included disease ecology, acoustic ecology, ecological and evolutionary genetics of flowering plants, and environmental journalism. Contact: W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060. Website: http://www.kbs.msu.edu/REU/Index.htm SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • 53. Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Environmental Education and Sustainable Agriculture Interns Interns teach environmental education and assist in the management of a sustainable agriculture site in the Rocky Mountains, teach farm & wilderness programs for children, assist in the care & maintenance of a small farm, including chickens, goats, cows and gardens, and assist with management of the Field Study Center and 113 acre wildlife preserve. Contact: Summer Intern, Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road, Basalt, CO 81621 Website: http://www.aspennature.org/job_ops.cfm?sid=1 Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Summer Naturalist Interns Interns assist with management of the visitor center and 25-acre nature preserve, teach environmental education programs for children, lead interpretive nature walks, and conduct birds of prey programs in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Website: http://www.aspennature.org/job_ops.cfm?sid=1 Audubon Center of the North Woods (ACNW) Internships provide upper-level undergraduate students opportunities to gain teaching experience, expand their natural history knowledge, and further their education. The environmental education internship includes teaching programs for schools and other groups and assisting with program and curriculum development. The wildlife internship consists of conducting educational programs and care of wild and captive animals. Write: Intern Coordinator, Audubon Center of the North Woods, P.O. Box 530, Sandstone, MN 55072. Contact: Intern Coordinator, Audubon Center of the North Woods, P.O. Box 530, Sandstone, MN 55072. E-mail: audubon1@audubon-center.org. Website: http://www.audubon-center.org/Internships.htm Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm All interns work with the public in environmental education program presentation, animal care at the Nature Center and Farm, with store operations, and maintenance. Contact: Intern Coordinator, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm 1000 Aullwood Rd, Dayton, OH 45414. Website: http://www.audubon.org/local/sanctuary/aullwood/2interns.html Brooklyn Botanic Garden This world-famous botanic garden offers summer science education internship opportunities as a Children’s Garden Intern, Discovery Garden Intern, or Plant Investigator and Junior Botanist Summer Program Intern. Contact: Coordinator of Interpretation and Internships. Phone: (718) 623-7298. E-mail: romiige@bbg.org. Website: http:// www.bbg.org/edu/internships. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Undergraduate Student (UGS) Program The Laboratory's original mission, to design, develop, and test nuclear weapons, has broadened and evolved to include development of several cutting-edge scientific technologies. The laboratory is also extremely active in science education (http://ext.lanl.gov/worldview/education/undergrad.shtml). Contact: Undergraduate Student Program, MSP290, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545. E-mail: progsinfo@lanl.gov. Website: http://www.lanl.gov/education/internships_ungrad.shtml Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium Internship Programs Internship opportunities in animal husbandry, horticulture, and conservation education. The animal husbandry internship may include: observation of animals for disease, injuries, and pregnancy; preparing and distributing food and water; exercising and grooming domestic animals; assisting in veterinary procedures; collecting biological specimens; cleaning animal enclosures; and answering visitor questions and narrating animal demonstrations. The animal departments include: aquarium; elephants and ungulates; primates; reptiles and amphibians; Asian animals (leopards, tiger, waterfowl); African Savanna (lion, rhino, cheetah); and domestic animals. The horticulture internship may include care and maintenance of tropical and temperate plants, landscape installation, annual display beds, and botanical interpretation programs for visitors. Conservation education interns will be involved in educational programs such as Zoo classes, summer day camp, and amphitheater demonstrations. Science and conservation research internships are also available in ethology.
  • 54. Internships last a minimum of ten weeks. Contact Human Resources, Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium Internship Program, One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1178. Phone: (412) 365-2524. Volunteer opportunities are also available throughout the year: contact Jeanne Burke at (412) 365-2524. Website: http://pittsburghzoo.com/generalInfo_humanResources_internshipPrograms.asp Sam Houston State University Center for Biological Field Studies (CBFS), Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) in Experimental Field Biology Projects in ecology, taxonomy, animal behavior, environmental microbiology, and ichnology, on a diversity of taxa including plants, fungi, protozoans and animals. Contact: Sam Houston State University, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 2116, Huntsville, TX 77341.Website: http://www.shsu.edu/~reu Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Internship in Environmental Studies Hands- on experience at the SERC in environmental education and environmental information management. The SERC is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay about seven miles south of Annapolis, Maryland and 30 miles east of Washington D.C. Contact: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Attn: Internship Coordinator, P.O. Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037. Phone: (443) 482-2217. E-mail: intern@serc.si.edu. Website: http://www.serc.si.edu/internship/index.htm Smithsonian National Zoo Conservation & Research Center, Research Internship Program Internships in conservation biology, reproductive sciences, and science education and training. Interns in science education work with scientist staff to understand the background of resident species and ongoing research, in order to assist in the design of educational programs based on current projects. Seasonally, interns may lead school outreach programs, facilitate interactive exhibits during special events, assist with professional training programs and workshops, and aid in exhibit design and interpretation. Contact: Internship/Fellowship Coordinator, Smithsonian National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013. Website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/UndergradInternships/Research Student Conservation Association Wide range of internships/jobs in areas such as archaeology, recreation management, interpretation, river patrol and management, wildlife biology, backcountry and wilderness management, environmental education, forestry, visitor services, geology, horseback patrol, trail construction, and cave management. Write: SCA Headquarters and Northeast Office, 689 River Road, PO Box 550, Charlestown, NH 03603-0550. Phone: (603) 543-1700. Fax: (603) 543-1828. Website: http://www.thesca.org SCIENCE / MEDICAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM INTERNSHIPS Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia The program offers a diverse array of research experiences, which will include field trips, workshops, and seminars. Each student will work on a project with an academy scientist. Example research areas include history of science / digital imaging and history of science / archives / museum collections. Contact: REU Coordinator, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103. E-mail: reucoordinator@acnatsci.org .Website: http://www.acnatsci.org/research/reu.html Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Internship areas at MBARI include: Deep-sea ecology, microbiology, library science, and science writing Contact: Internship Program, MBARI, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039. Email: mage@mbari.org. Website: http://www.mbari.org/education/internship/genintern.html.
  • 55. National Library of Medicine, Student Research Participation Program Ongoing research and development programs in computer science, health care, library science, medical education, medical informatics, and related disciplines at the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Contact: Libby Kittrell, Project Manager. E-mail: kittrell@orau.gov. Phone: (865) 576-9975. Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/resprog.html. BIOLOGICAL / MEDICAL ILLUSTRATION California Academy of Sciences, Internship in Biological Illustration Write: Biological Illustration Internship, c/o Director of Research, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118. E-mail: research@calacademy.org. Website: http://www.calacademy.org/research/internship/biological_illustration_internship.html BIOTECHNOLOGY / BUSINESS INTERNSHIPS Celera Genomics Interns would join research groups at Rockville, MD or South San Francisco, CA applying genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, medicinal chemistry and biology technology to discover novel therapeutics for human disease. Website: http://www.celera.com/celera/college_programs Genentech, Internship program Internships at the world’s first – and most famous - biotechnology company. The company uses recombinant DNA technology to manufacture drugs to treat human disease and metabolic disorders. Internships may be in the fields of Antibody Technology, BioOrganic Chemistry, Bionformatics, Biostatistics, Cell Biology and Technology, Cell Culture and Fermentation R&D, Endocrinology, Environmental Health and Safety, Fermentation, Health Economics, Immunology, Library and Information Services, Molecular Biology, Molecular Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism, Protein Engineering, Small Molecule Pharmacology, Thrombolytics Research or Toxicology. Contact: Genentech, Inc., 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Website: http://www.gene.com/gene/careers/college/internships/index.jsp GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Undergraduate Summer Intern Program The pharmaceutical company giant GlaxoSmithKline offers internships in biology and chemistry in areas including clinical, environmental health and safety, marketing, sales, and scientific (research). Internships are at GSK sites in Raleigh, North Carolina and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Website: http://www.gsk.com/join/us-university/university_us_undergrad.htm. Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) Internships for undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in medicine, bioengineering, or biotechnology and also contacts for future employment in the Pittsburgh region. Contact: Joan F. Schanck, Educational Program Manager, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, Inc., 100 Technology Drive, Cellomics Building, Second Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Phone: (412) 395-4200. E-mail: jschanck@ptei.org. Website: http:// www.pittsburgh-tissue.net/educational_programs/SIP/summer_internship.html OTHER WEBSITES FOR INTERNSHIPS IN BIOLOGY
  • 56. American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) The Minorities Affairs Committee of the ASCB maintains an extensive list of summer research opportunities for undergraduates. The focus is on internships in cell and molecular biology, but the list includes internships in other areas of biology as well. Website: http://www.ascb.org/committees/edcom/summerprograms.htm. The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) has an extensive listing of environmental internships of all types – paid, volunteer, summer, semester-long, and year-long. Website: http:// www.eco.org The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience has a large list of undergraduate student internships in neuroscience on their website at http://www.psych.westminster.edu/psybio/internops.htm. National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (NSF- REU) This Webpage contains lists of all the REU Sites, arranged by NSF program area, and of some other activities supported by NSF that have similar summer programs. Although most of these internships are already on this list, the site is definitely worth a close look. Website: http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/start.htm. These lists should be checked periodically. Contact each Site directly for specific information, and for application procedures and deadlines. Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) The OBFS is an association of about 180 field stations and professionals concerned with field facilities for biological research and education, primarily in North America and Central America. This site provides links to OBFS member stations. Individual stations include descriptions of courses offered and summer internships. Website: http://www.obfs.org. Student Conservation Association Lists wide range of internships and jobs in National Parks and National Forests in areas such as archaeology, recreation management, interpretation, river patrol and management, wildlife biology, backcountry and wilderness management, environmental education, forestry, visitor services, geology, horseback patrol, trail construction, and cave management. Write: SCA Headquarters and Northeast Office, 689 River Road, PO Box 550, Charlestown, NH 03603-0550. Website: http://www.thesca.org