The Chicago Center for Systems Biology (CCSB) and the Conte Center for Computational Systems Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Phenotypes are offering two REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) programs this summer. Both Centers seek qualified undergraduates for 2012 REU fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 for ten-week projects. They will be awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, compatibility of personal interests, and long-term career goals aligned with research programs of the CCSB and Conte Centers. Applicants with computational science backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All participants must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) and enrolled in (but not yet graduated from) an accredited undergraduate college degree program with a concentration in a biological science field.
If selected, students will be matched with a research mentor. During the program participants will be invited to lab meetings and seminars. In addition, they will have access to libraries, athletic facilities, and University-sponsored cultural events. At the conclusion of summer projects, students will produce a summary report and present their findings at a REU Symposium.
The deadline for receipt of REU application materials (see attached pdf files) is February 24, 2012. Students can apply to one or both programs. Send via mail or email all application materials to:
Barry Aprison, Ph.D.
Education and Outreach Director,
IGSB Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, Rm. 10-114
University of Chicago
900 E. 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637