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Undergraduate research

News and updates regarding undergraduate research at the College of Biological Sciences. 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Voytas Lab

Arjun Khakhar, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Daniel Voytas, is looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering, virology and synthetic biology in crop plants. This position is for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.

While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by no means required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

Think Like a Researcher Workshop Series

The University of Minnesota Libraries' Think like a Researcher series is designed to help undergraduate students become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. It is designed to bring students, especially first year and second year students, from across the University and different colleges together to learn.

Research Position in the Sachs Lab

The Sachs Lab, a translational research science lab in the Cancer Center studying acute myeloid leukemia using mouse models and primary human samples, is seeking an undergraduate student worker.

This position would be a good fit for students who have an interested in a physician scientist/MD/PhD track, although all are welcome to apply.

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BIOL 4950: Scientific Writing for Directed Research

Are you signing up for Writing Intensive-Directed Research this spring?  Writing up your research can be a difficult task.  However, BTL postdoctoral associate Linh Chau is here to help! Next semester, Chau is offering a 1-credit writing support course to take you through all steps of writing your directed research paper.  

Why take this course?  You’ll get:

PREP@UGA Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for PREP@UGA, the University of Georgia's NIH-funded post-baccalaureate research education program, which aims to support students from under-served and under-represented backgrounds in gaining additional research experience and transitioning to and succeeding in life science doctoral programs. The research focuses of the program include infectious diseases, virology, immunology, and vaccine development as well as biochemistry, especially the role of carbohydrates in infections and immunity.  

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Plant Genetic Engineering

The Voytas lab is currently looking for a sophomore or junior undergraduate student interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering systems in crop plants. This position requires 10-15 hours/week of lab work (hours can be flexible depending on mentor availability and independence) and is a great opportunity for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences. 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Voytas Lab

Are you a sophomore or junior undergraduate student who is interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering and synthetic biology in crop plants?

This position is for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences. While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by no means required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) Information Session

Participating in a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a great opportunity to engage in full-time research, investigate an in-depth question of interest, or explore something new. Hundreds of programs exist at universities locally, nationally, or internationally, so there’s something out there for everyone! Join CBS Undergraduate Research Coordinator on November 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in MCB 3-104 as we discuss the benefits of these programs, and how to find and apply to programs of interest.

McNair Summer Research Program

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. During the 10 week summer research program, students will: develop relationships with faculty, receive a $3500 stipend, conduct research, develop a quality research paper and poster presentation, and receive guidance through the graduate school process. Applications are due January 28, 2019.