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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).,-96.811523&spn=26.927165,74.311523&z=5

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

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Site Information Site Location Contact Information Additional Information
Kenyon College
Collaborative Research: REU Site: A Distributed Network of Neuroscience Scholars
Gambier, Ohio
Primary: Hewlet G McFarlane
(740) 427-5375
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, neuroscience, behavior, brain
Abstract of Award
Kettering University
REU Site: Utilizing Plants for Innovative Research (UPIR) - Cultivating the next generation of scientists and engineers
Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering & Applied Biology
Flint, Michigan
Primary: Lihua Wang
(810) 762-7917
Secondary: James Cohen
(810) 249-4383
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, plants, interdisciplinary, molecular biology, biochemistry, environmental studies, phylogenetics, chemistry, computational biology, material science, engineering
Abstract of Award
New Orleans, Louisiana
Primary: Fern Tsien
Research Topics/Keywords: Genetics, Neurosciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology
Comments: Heather Shields, Coordinator,, 504-568-7932
Abstract of Award
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Primary: Allen Mensinger
218 726 7259
Secondary: Robert P Malchow
Research Topics/Keywords: molecular and cell biology, neurobiology & behavior, physiology, and developmental biology
Comments: please send inquires to
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Ocean Sciences
Oxford, Ohio
Primary: Christopher A Makaroff
(513) 529-1659
Secondary: Carole Dabney-Smith
(513) 529-8091
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemistry
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences
Miami University
REU Site: Ecology in Human-Dominated Landscapes
Department of Zoology
Oxford, Ohio
Primary: David J Berg
Secondary: Ann L. Rypstra
Research Topics/Keywords: Landscapes, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, conservation, diversity, behavior
Comments: For specific questions or comments please email: ecoreu@muohio. edu.
Abstract of Award
Michigan State University
REU Site: Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics in a Changing World
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
Hickory Corners, Michigan
Primary: Katherine Gross
Secondary: Danielle Zoellner
Research Topics/Keywords: ecology, evolution, climate change, population dynamics, community assembly
Comments: Join a dynamic group of students and faculty at Kellogg Biological Station for an inspiring field research experience.
Abstract of Award
Michigan State University
REU Site: Plant Genomics at Michigan State University
Horticulture / Plant Biology / Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
East Lansing, Michigan
Primary: Cornelius Barry
Secondary: Robert Last
Research Topics/Keywords: plant genomics, molecular genetics, biochemistry, chemistry, computational biology
Comments: Point of contact: Krystle Wiegert-Rininger, 517-884-6961,
Abstract of Award
Michigan State University
REU Site Research Experience in Structural and Functional Neural Biology for Undergraduates
Neuroscience Program
East Lansing, Michigan
Primary: William D. Atchison
Research Topics/Keywords: neuron, synaptic transmission, synapse, ion channel, neuroplasticity, autonomic nervouse system, neuromuscular junction, astrocyte
Comments: contact: Dr. Bill Atchison for application information
Abstract of Award
Mississippi State University
REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Computational Biology at Mississippi State University
Computer Science and Engineering
Mississippi State, Mississippi
Primary: Andy Perkins
(662) 325-0004
Research Topics/Keywords: Computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, genetics, evolutionary biology
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Computer and Information Science and Engineering
St. Louis, Missouri
Primary: Wendy Applequist
(314) 577-0267
Secondary: Peter Hoch
(314) 577-5175
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, botany, ecology, conservation, taxonomy, systematics, genetics, evolution, ethnobotany, restoration, pollination, morphology, biodiversity
Comments: Contact Wendy Applequist
Abstract of Award
Salisbury Cove, Maine
Primary: Paulyn Cartwright
(785) 864-4432
Secondary: Robert Morris
(508) 286-3953
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, comparative approaches, regeneration, genomics, genetics, cell biology, environmental biology
Comments: Primary contact - Jane Disney,, (207) 288-9880 ext. 125
Abstract of Award
New York University
REU Site in Neural Science
Center for Neural Science
New York, New York
Primary: Chiye Aoki
Secondary: Administrator of Student Affairs
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, neuroscience, psychology
Abstract of Award
Raleigh, North Carolina
Primary: Sabrina Robertson
(919) 513-0330
Secondary: Carlos Goller
(919) 513-4135
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, sequencing, bioinformatics, microbiology, virology, neuroscience, epigenetics
Abstract of Award
North Carolina State University
REU Site: Integrative Molecular Plant Systems
Plant and Microbial Biology
Raleigh, North Carolina
Primary: Susan Carson
(919) 515-3803
Secondary: Amy Grunden
(919) 513-4295
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, plant biology, molecular biology, genetic engineering, biofuels, sustainable agriculture, biotechnology, systems biology, bioinformatics, plant pathology
Comments: Imara Perera, Assistant Director,
Abstract of Award
Boston, Massachusetts
Primary: Wendy Smith
Secondary: Rebeca Rosengaus
Research Topics/Keywords: Biology, interdisciplinary, development, regeneration, damage response, immunity
Abstract of Award
Flagstaff, Arizona
Primary: Amy Whipple
(928) 523-8727
Secondary: Ted Martinez
(928) 523-3383
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, environmental science, chemistry, geology, forestry, environmental engineering
Comments: For program detail, please contact to Dr.Ted Martinez, (928) 523-3383,
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
Ohio Wesleyan University
Collaborative Research: REU Site: A Distributed Network of Neuroscience Scholars
Delaware, Ohio
Primary: Jennifer R Yates
(740) 368-3814
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, neuroscience, behavior, brain
Abstract of Award
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Primary: Gopal Kakani
Research Topics/Keywords: bioenergy, bioproducts, microbiology, biochemistry, plant science, biosystems engineering
Comments: Laura Crutcher,, 405-744-2389
Abstract of Award
Durham, North Carolina
Primary: Elizabeth Losos
(919) 684-5774
Secondary: Jonathan Giles
(919) 684-6188
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, tropical biology, ecology, conservation biology
Comments: REU particpation is restricted to sophomores and juniors from groups underrepresented in the sciences and from non-R1 research universities. Please contact OTS for additional information.
Abstract of Award
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