Here you will find a collection of research related opportunities at and for the College of Biological Sciences.
The Mashek laboratory is seeking several undergraduate students to help with a wide range of projects involving either Drosophila melanogaster or mouse models to dissect out novel dietary and genetic interventions to alter lifespan and aging-related diseases, or advanced microscopy approaches to study organelle interactions. Students that could start this semester and stay through the summer are preferred.
Two REUs are available this summer (28 May- 8 Aug 2020) to examine methane and carbon dioxide production and release from three iconic lakes in Minnesota.
Dr. Daniel Voytas Lab is seeking a sophomore or junior undergraduate to join the lab. This position is for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.
Projects involve cutting edge genetic engineering, virology and synthetic biology in crop plants. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:
The Biotechnology Initiative for Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Translational Research Grant Program seeks request for applications from interested applicants for the 2020 application
Dr. Kyle Costa’s lab is looking for highly motivated undergraduates with an interest in environmental microbiology and molecular biology. Our lab studies the metabolism and physiology of methanogenic Archaea: the major producers of methane gas on Earth. Current projects include 1) developing genetic tools for the study of methanogens, 2) characterizing the metabolic basis of biofilm formation in methanogens, and 3) genetic analysis of energy metabolism.
Dr. Daniel Voytas Lab is seeking to welcome TWO sophomore or junior undergraduate students to join the lab. These positions are for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences. Please note, depending on what position interests you, there are different contacts.
Dr. Mike Smanski's lab is seeking highly motivated undergraduates to work in the exciting field of bioengineering and synthetic biology. We are looking for students who are passionate about basic and translational science, and who want to make an impact in human disease vector control and agricultural pest control. Experience in research is not necessary. Students will work and learn by closely collaborating with Post-docs and graduate students in the lab.
The Igarashi Lab is looking for an undergraduate student worker interested in genetics, cell biology and physiology. We investigate the genetics of the pathogenesis and progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease. We are ideally looking for sophomores, but freshmen and juniors will be considered. A strong candidate has a willingness to learn and sharp attention to detail. We would expect 10-15 hrs of work per week, however schedule would be flexible dependent on availability and skill set.