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Undergraduate research

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

Volunteer Position in the Department of Anesthesiology

Pain research lab at the Department of Anesthesiology is looking for a undergrad student volunteer who is interested in gaining research experience while supporting the lab with a variety of research projects. This is an immediate opening. 

Role: The volunteer should be able to work for approximately 6-8 hours/week. The role will involve performing western immunoblotting or immunohistochemistry of animal samples, collection of data, data analysis, and collaboration with a research team. 

InSciEd Out Hosts Collaborative Poster Session

Elementary and middle school students and Foundations of Biology undergraduates swapped research findings at a recent poster session day.

InSciEd Out Poster Session

InSciEd Out, the organization aiming to encourage K-12 students to explore STEM in the classroom and beyond through experiential learning, recently hosted its first-annual poster session in collaboration with unde

Student opportunity at the Minneapolis VA

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Study at the Minneapolis VA is seeking a research assistant to run and manage the DNA testing in the wetlab.  Candidate will design or use established PCR protocol for gene of interest, take inventory of lab technology and chemicals, and research genetic technology and gene of interest extensively. Ideal candidate should have proficiency and experience with PCR and the multiple variants of the technique. Must also be familiar with the pre- and post-PCR  protocols from lysing the DNA sample to sequencing the amplicon.

InSciEd Out Research Symposium

The first annual InSciEd Out Research Symposium is scheduled for Monday, April 16, from 10 to 11:40 a.m. in the Cherrywood Room at the St. Paul Student Center.

The Research Symposium is intended to give K-8 students the opportunity to see the University campus and present their own self-designed research projects.

University of Las Vegas Mechanisms of Evolution REU

The REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution is accepting applications for its NSF-program. Students will perform independent research under the guidance of a UNLV faculty mentor. Participants will receive a $5,750 stipend ($575 per week), travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.  

Program dates are May 30 to Aug 3, 2018.

Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium

Date: April 30, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cargill 105 and Cargill Atrium

The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology invite you to attend the Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium on Monday, April 30. The event will feature student lightning talks (five minutes each) as well as a poster session.

Borer/Seabloom Laboratory REU

What is the project? 

The successful applicant will join a team that is studying the community ecology of disease. The team will be conducting experiments using a model plant-aphid-virus system. Broadly, they are 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.

2018 University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual poster fair that gives all undergraduate researchers a chance to share their research, scholarly and creative projects with the University community. Whether you have done your research through a credit experience, through employment or through UROP or another program, you are welcome to register for the Symposium and present your poster.