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Undergraduate research

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

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Hunter Lab

The Hunter Lab (Department of Microbiology and Immunology) is looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving microbial genetics, proteomics, mouse infection models, primary cell culture, and anaerobic bacterial culture to study the microbial ecology of chronic respiratory disease.

While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by not required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

Undergraduate Positions in the Greenham Lab

It’s TIME!!

TIME to start getting that research experience you know you’ll need!
TIME to broaden your molecular knowledge and learn invaluable lab techniques!
TIME to transition from a plant lover into a plant biologist!!

REU in the Borer/Seabloom Laboratory

What is the project?
The successful applicant will join a team that is studying the community ecology of disease. The team will be conducting lab and/or field experiments using a model plant-aphid-virus system. Broadly, the team is asking how ecological factors influence the transmission of disease and the resulting communities of pathogens. Ecological factors of interest include the fertilization and diversity of plants, the abundance and diversity of aphid vectors, and potential interactions among viruses within infected hosts.

The REU position will include training in:

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.