Friday, January 4, 2013

Summer Research Experience at the Univ. of Tenn. for Undergraduates

Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

Sensing and Signaling Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2013

Program Dates: May 29 – August 7, 2013

The BCMB Department at UTK will once again offer a special summer program for undergraduates interested in research. The aim of this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is to provide hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences, with an introduction to cutting-edge research in the broad area of “Sensing and Signaling”. The team of REU investigators represents a multidisciplinary ensemble of Cell Biologists, Geneticists, Biochemists, and Biophysicists who are taking modern approaches to the analysis of how signals are perceived and transduced in myriad biological systems.

We especially encourage rising sophomore and junior undergraduate science majors to apply. Underrepresented minorities, women, and first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident.
To Apply: REU Fellowships will be awarded to qualified students on a competitive basis. Each Fellowship will include a $5,000 stipend as well as an allowance for cost of living, travel (up to $500), and research supplies. To be considered, applicants should complete the APPLICATION by February 28 and email the completed form (as a PDF) to: In addition, each applicant should arrange to have two letters of recommendation and a college transcript mailed to (postmarked by Feb. 28):
BCMB REU Program
The University of Tennessee
Department of BCMB
M407 Walters Life Sciences 
Knoxville, TN 37996-0840

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