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National Science Foundation

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
Yale University
REU Site: Integrated Research at the Frontiers of the Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
Departments of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
New Haven, Connecticut
Primary: Corey O'Hern
Secondary: Lynne Regan
Research Topics/Keywords: Biomaterials, biophysics, cell biology, computational modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, actin networks, protein interactions, amyloid, iGEM, cell motion, chromatin remodeling, photonic nanostr
Comments: Coordinator: Dorottya Blaho Noble; email: dorottya.noble@yale.edu ; Phone: 203-432-2751
Abstract of Award
New Orleans, Louisiana
Primary: Kathleen M. Morgan
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry, biology, physics
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences, Education and Human Resources
William Marsh Rice University
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Program in Multi-scale Biological Networks
Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Houston, Texas
Primary: George Bennett
Secondary: Jonathan Silberg
Research Topics/Keywords: modeling, structural biology, metabolism, genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, plant biology, enzymes
Comments: "K. A. M'Carver, Prog. Coord., IBB, BRC 170B Ph 713-348-6034, Fax 713-348-2196, e-mail kimberly@rice.edu Rice University, IBB, 6100 Main St., MS 144, Houston, TX 77005"
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
West Virginia University Research Corporation
REU Site:Biological Responses to the Environment from Genes to the Ecosystem
Morgantown, West Virginia
Primary: Richard B. Thomas
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, genomics, molecular biology, physiology, ecology/environmental biology
Abstract of Award
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Primary: Susan R Stapleton
Secondary: John M Spitsbergen
Research Topics/Keywords: Biochemistry and Metabolism
Abstract of Award
Washington State University
REU Site: Genomics and Biotechnology
Horticulture and Molecular Plant Sciences
Pullman, Washington
Primary: Amit Dhingra
Research Topics/Keywords: Genomics, genetics, breeding, computational biology, food biotechnology, biochemistry, physiology
Abstract of Award
Lexington, Virginia
Primary: Daniel Wubah
Research Topics/Keywords: Biology, ecological biology, environmental biology, conservation biology, Ghana, West Africa, international
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: International Science and Engineering
Virginia Tech
REU Site:Microbiology in the Post Genome Era
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Blacksburg, Virginia
Primary: Biswarup Mukhopadhyay
Research Topics/Keywords: Microbiology, genomics, origin of life, environmental limits of life, evolution and diversification of metabolism, roles in biosphere, basic cellular processes, development of cell-cell communication
Comments: REU Program Coordinator: Maureen Lawrence-Kuether, (540) 231-3669, mlawre04@vbi.vt.edu
Abstract of Award
Madison, Wisconsin
Primary: Janet Branchaw
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, genes, genetic, genomics, cell, molecular, plant
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
University of Washington
REU Site: Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
Bioengineering; Computer Science and Engineering
Seattle, Washington
Primary: Eric Chudler
Secondary: Thomas Daniel
Research Topics/Keywords: neuroscience, neurobiology, neural engineering
Comments: Coordinator: Lise Johnson (liseaj@uw.edu)
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Engineering
University of Washington
REU Site: Integrative Biology and Ecology of Marine Organisms
Department of Biology
Friday Harbor, Washington
Primary: Adam Summers
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, ocean Sciences, marine biology, integrative biology and ecology of marine organisms
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Ocean Sciences
Boyce, Virginia
Primary: Kyle Haynes
540-837-1758 ext. 292
Secondary: Mary McKenna
Research Topics/Keywords: plant-insect interactions, pollination biology, ecosystem ecology, conservation, invasive species, aquatic ecology, and applied insect ecology
Comments: For more information, contact Dr. Haynes at haynes@virginia.edu.
Abstract of Award
Burlington, Vermont
Primary: Felix Eckenstein
Secondary: Eugene Delay
Research Topics/Keywords: Neuroscience, Nervous System, Gene Expression, Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior
Abstract of Award
University of Vermont
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory
Burlington, Vermont
Primary: Jason Stockwell
Research Topics/Keywords: Biogeochemistry, Biology, Ecology, Economics, Genetics, Microbiology, Social Sciences, Habitat Fragmentation, Invasive Species, Eutrophication, Harmful Algal Blooms
Abstract of Award
University of Texas at El Paso
REU Site: UTEP Summer Program in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity
Biological Sciences
El Paso, Texas
Primary: Jerry D. Johnson
Secondary: Michael L. Moody
Research Topics/Keywords: Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
Comments: contact: Jerry D. Johnson
Abstract of Award
University of Tennessee Knoxville
REU Site: Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems
Biochemsitry and Cellular and Molecular Biology
Knoxville, Tennessee
Primary: Brad Binder
Research Topics/Keywords: signal transduction, cell biology, computational biology, biochemistry, genetics
Comments: The program coordinator who manages travel, lodging and payroll details is LaShel Brown. She can be reached at lbrown12@utk.edu. The mailing address for the department is BCMB Department, University
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Primary: José E. García-Arrarás
Research Topics/Keywords: Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics
Abstract of Award
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
REU Site: Tropical Ecology and Evolution at El Verde Field Station
Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Primary: Alonso Ramirez
787-764-0000, ext. 7781
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, ecology and evolution such as plant population biology, community dynamics, forest ecology, arthropod biology, soil ecology, plant reproductive ecology, population genetics, tropical ecology
Comments: reu@ites.upr.edu (preferred)
Abstract of Award
University of Pittsburgh
REU Site: Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TECBio)
Computational and Systems Biology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Primary: Joseph C. Ayoob
Secondary: S. Chakra Chennubhotla
Research Topics/Keywords: computational biology, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, biophysics, bioimaging, bioinformatics, genomics, structural biology, drug discovery, systems biology
Comments: Point of Contact: Kelly Gentille, tecbio@pitt.edu
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Education and Human Resources
Eugene, Oregon
Primary: Peter M. O'Day
Research Topics/Keywords: molecular, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, evolution, neuroscience, development
Abstract of Award
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