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REU Sites

REU Sites: Biological Sciences

APPLICATIONS: Students must contact the individual site or program to apply. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants.

ELIGIBILITY: Individual sites may have additional eligibility requirements (e.g., number of undergraduate years completed). Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled, and students who have already received their bachelor's degrees, are not eligible.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Click on the Title of the Site in the "Site Information" column to go to the homepage (if available) for that Site. Sites are ordered alphabetically by host institution. All Sites provide stipends, housing and meals, in addition to travel to and from the Site. This listing will change as new REU Site awards are made. Sites are added or deleted as decisions are made on awards, and the list is updated periodically. Clicking on a highlighted site title should direct you to the web page for more information on that program. A link is also provided to allow you to view the geographic distribution of the programs (this link will take you to the Google Maps website). http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=201385854811463249384.0004a7f203de1eb115e18&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=38.788345,-96.811523&spn=26.927165,74.311523&z=5

REU Alumni: Please note the following opportunities: (1) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF: http://www.nsfgrfp.org); (2) Graduate student summer experience abroad: East Asia Pacific Summer Institute Program (EAPSI: http://nsfsi.org/); and (3) Travel funds to present your REU project (http://www.bioreu.org).

Please report errors in the list below by writing to reu.bio@nsf.gov.

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Site Information Site Location Contact Information Additional Information
Alabama A&M University
REU Site in China: Ecological and Environmental Research in Urbanized Landscape
Center for Forest Ecosystems Assessment
Normal, Alabama
Primary: Yong Wang
256-372-4229
yong.wang@aamu.edu
Secondary: Elica Moss
256-372-8219
elica.moss@aamu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, ecology, wildlife, habitat relationship, conservation, international
Abstract of Award
Montgomery, Alabama
Primary: Komal Vig
334-229-5132
komalvig@alasu.edu
Secondary: Shree R. Singh
334-229-4598
ssingh@alasu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology,Immunology, Biology, Molecular Chemistry, Microscopy
Comments: KOMAL VIG
Abstract of Award
American Museum of Natural History
REU SITE: Systematics and Evolutionary Biology for the 21st Century
Richard Gilder Graduate School
New York, New York
Primary: Mark Siddall
212-769-5638
siddall@amnh.org
Secondary: Susan Perkins
212-313-7646
perkins@amnh.org
Research Topics/Keywords: evolution, systematics, phylogenetics, taxonomy, genomics, conservation genetics, paleontology, morphology
Abstract of Award
Baldwin City, Kansas
Primary: William Miller
785-594-8379
William.Miller@BakerU.edu
Secondary: Margaret Lowman
(919) 707-9288
meg.lowman@ncdenr.gov
Research Topics/Keywords: Canopy, tardigrade, herbivory, micro-invertebrates, interstical chemistry, ambulatory disabilities
Comments: Elzie McCord, Ph.D. of New College of Florida is the third PI and a program leader.
Abstract of Award
Boise State University
REU Site: Raptor Research
Department of Biological Sciences and Raptor Research Center
Boise, Idaho
Primary: Jim Belthoff
208-426-4033
jbeltho@boisestate.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Raptor Biology, Ecology, Behavior, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management, Ornithology, Sensory Ecology, Population Biology, Demography, Molecular Ecology
Abstract of Award
Boise, Idaho
Primary: Don L Warner
208-426-3030
dwarner@boisestate.edu
Secondary: Eric C Brown
208-426-1186
ericbrown3@boisestate.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, biochemistry, materials chemistry
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences
Boston, Massachusetts
Primary: Thomas D. Gilmore
617-353-2020
gilmore@bu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Biology; Genes: Environment; Genomics; Molecular Biology; Environmental Studies; Evolution
Comments: Tina Fresta, urop@bu.edu, 617-353-2020
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
Boyce Thompson Institute
REU Site: Plant Genome Research
Ithaca, New York
Primary: Georg Jander
607-254-1365
gj32@cornell.edu
Secondary: Jian Hua
607-255-5554
jh299@cornell.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: plant, genomics, genetics, biochemistry, moleular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, breeding
Comments: The program coordinator is Tiffany Fleming, who can be reached at pgrp-ourtreach@cornell.edu or 607-254-6732.
Abstract of Award
Waltham, Massachusetts
Primary: Lovett, Susan T
781-736-2497
lovett@brandeis.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, microscopy
Comments: Coordinator Jessica Maryott, contact at: jmaryott@brandeis.edu
Abstract of Award
California Academy of Sciences
REU Site: Biodiversity science in the Summer Systematics Institute at the California Academy of Sciences
Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability
San Francisco, California
Primary: Rich Mooi
415-379-5270
ssi-bi@calacademy.org
Research Topics/Keywords: phylogenetics, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, molecular systematics, museums, collections, sustainability, conservation
Comments: Coordinator: Christina Cordova, ssi-bi@calacademy.org
Abstract of Award
California State L.A. University Auxillary Services, Inc.
REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Los Angeles, California
Primary: Scott Nickolaisen
(323) 343-2382
snickol@calstatela.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, & Biochemistry
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences
Central Caribbean Marine Institute
Coral Reef Biodiversity and Resilience on Little Cayman
Little Cayman Research Centre (LCRC)
Cayman Islands
Primary: Kristi Foster
kfoster@reefresearch.org
Secondary: Carrie Manfrino
LittleCaymanREU@reefresearch.org
Research Topics/Keywords: coral reefs, ecology, climate change, ocean acidification, Marine Plant Physiology, Marine Biology,Biodiversity Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Invasive Species
Comments: Applications due by March 15th, 2014
Cofunded: Biological Sciences
Glencoe, Illinois
Primary: Dan Larkin
847-835-6931
larkin@chicagobotanic.org
Secondary: Jeremie Fant
(847) 835-6959
jfant@chicagobotanic.org
Research Topics/Keywords: conservation biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, invasive species, plants, pollination, restoration, soil science, systematics
Abstract of Award
City College of New York
REU Site: Research Opportunities in Biology
Biology
New York, New York
Primary: Christine Li
212-650-8450
cli@sci.ccny.cuny.edu
Secondary: Jonathan B. Levitt
212-650-8539
jlevitt@ccny.cuny.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: systems & molecular neurobiology, molecular evolution, conservation biology, immunity, bacterial genetics
Comments: Christine Klusko
Abstract of Award
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
REU Site: CSHL NSF-REU Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Summer Undergraduate Program
Watson School of Biological Sciences
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Primary: Michael Schatz
(516) 367-5218
mschatz@cshl.edu
Secondary: Anne Churchland
516-367-5035
Achurchl@cshl.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Statistics, Quantative Biology
Comments: Program Coordinator- Keisha John 516-367-6909 nsfreu@cshl.edu
Abstract of Award
College of Charleston
REU Site: Next-Generation Bioinformatics for Genomics-enabled Research in the Life Sciences
Department of Computer Science and Department of Biology
Charleston, South Carolina
Primary: Paul Anderson
843-953-8151
andersonpe2@cof.cedu
Secondary: Andrew Shedlock
843-762-8811
shedlockam@cofc.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: machine learning, data science, data mining, evolutionary computation, pattern recognition, computational intelligence, cyberinfrastructure, bioinformatics, genome, genomics, next-generation DNA seque
Comments: For more information please contact Dr. Paul Anderson or Dr. Andrew Shedlock
Abstract of Award
Charleston, South Carolina
Primary: Robert Podolsky
843-953-9186
podolskyr@cofc.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Ecological and evolutionary processes, organismal biology, microbial ecology, physiology, pollution, environmental change, parasitology, marine biology.
Comments: Logistical support: Savannah Gilmore (gilmorese@cofc.edu)
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Ocean Sciences
Colorado State University
REU SITE: Program in Molecular Biosciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fort Collins, Colorado
Primary: Paul Laybourn
970-491-5100
Paul.Laybourn@ColoState.edu
Secondary: Shing Ho
970-491-0569
Shing.Ho@ColoState.EDU
Research Topics/Keywords: biochemistry, neurobiology, cell biology, infectious diseases, structural biology, plant biology, cardiac biology, DNA repair, radiation biology, gene regulation, chromatin, developmen
Comments: The Program Coordinator is Eric Ross (491-0688 Eric.Ross@ColoState.edu) and the program contact person is Yvonne Bridgeman (reubiochem@colostate.edu or 970-491-5602)
Abstract of Award
Ithaca, New York
Primary: Teresa Pawlowska
(607) 254-8726
tep8@cornell.edu
Secondary: Michael Milgroom
(607) 255-7872
mgm5@cornell.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: host-microbe biology, microbiology, plant-microbe interactions, ecology, evolution, co-evolution, genomics, symbiosis
Comments: Alicia Caswell (amd33@cornell.edu)
Abstract of Award
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
REU Site: Research Experiences in Plant Science at the Danforth Center
Education Outreach
St. Louis, Missouri
Primary: Pandey Sona
314-587-1471
spandey@danforthcenter.org
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, plant biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, structural biology, computational biology, bioinformatics, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, plant physiol
Comments: Point of contact: Cathy Kromer, ckromer@danforthcenter.org, 314-587-1424
Abstract of Award
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