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Summer 2016 UNLV REU in Mechanisms of Evolution – Apps due March 4th

The UNLV REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution is accepting applications for summer 2016.

Undergraduate projects funded by the REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution focus on biological processes, such as mutation, genetic drift, migration, non-random mating and natural selection that drive heritable change. The inspiration for this proposal is the celebrated essay, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution by Theodosius Dobzansky.

Research projects are available in the following disciplines: bioinformatics, field ecology, systematics, molecular biology and physiology

Stipend: $5,250
Travel award and double occupancy housing is provided

Application deadline: Friday March 4, 2016

Students from underrepresented groups and from academic institutions with limited research opportunities, including two-year colleges, are strongly encouraged to apply.

40th Annual WCBSUR Conference – March 20th Deadline

West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference

       March 20th is the deadline for both abstract submission and early registration for the 40th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, which will take place on Saturday, April 25th, 2015, at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.  2012 Medal of Science winner and President of Seattle’s Institute for Systems Biology,  Dr. Lee Hood, will present the keynote address and more than 500 students and faculty from throughout the U.S. are expected to attend. The one-day Conference will feature up to 120 poster presentations and 100 seminar presentations by undergraduate researchers.  Questions regarding the WCBSUR Conference may be directed to Dr. Michael McConnell (Professor Emeritus of Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University), either by phone (619 849 2304) or email at mmcconne@pointloma.edu.

2015 WCBSUR Conference Homepage: pointloma.edu/WCBSURC

Summer Research Opportunity at Ohio State University

Did you know that The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation?

Visit http://go.osu.edu/success to learn more about this program. Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 31st!

The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9 week, fullyfunded, enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program. While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state-of-the-art research facilities. 

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2015 or 2016, enrolled in a U.S. 4 year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.