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Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Fixen Lab

The Fixen lab is working to understand how a photosynthetic bacterium works and how we can get it to work for us by producing energy rich compounds. Students will learn a variety of lab techniques under the supervision of the lab manager and PI and would have the opportunity to take on an independent research project after the first semester. Students will gain experience in molecular biology approaches such as cloning and qPCR and in growing microorganisms using sterile technique under anaerobic conditions. Volunteer, directed research, and UROP options are possible. 

The successful applicant will be motivated, dependable, and have an interest in microbiology, genetics, or biochemistry. Previous lab experience is a plus, but is not required. The student would be expected to work 6-8 hours per week. 

For more information, or to apply, please contact Kathryn Fixen ( For applications, please provide a cover letter describing why you are interested in working in the Fixen lab and any relevant experience. Please also include a copy of your unofficial transcript and contact information for at least one person who can attest to your reliability and ability to work as part of team.


January, 2018