Friday, January 10, 2014

REU in Environmental Microbiology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

The UNLV REU Environmental Microbiology program is accepting applications. 

This NSF supported program provides students with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Students will collaborate with faculty mentors in developing and carrying out hypothesis-based projects on microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, arid soils, and ephemeral water sources. Students may also choose to explore the mechanisms of magnetotaxis, sporulation, soil-forming processes, microbial adaptation to stressful and non-host environments, or the dynamics between primary producers and consumers. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium. Participants receive a $5,000 stipend ($500 per week), travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory. 

The program dates are May 27 to Aug 1, 2014.

Application deadline is Friday February 14, 2014. A complete application includes a one-page career essay, transcripts and one letter of recommendation.

For more information, please visit or email Dr. Kurt Regner at