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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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Princeton University
REU Site: Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Biology
Princeton, New Jersey
Primary: Jannette Carey
Secondary: Istvan Pelczer
Research Topics/Keywords: Molecular Biology, international, Czech Republic, biophysics
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry, International Science and Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana
Primary: James Forney
(765) 494-1632
Research Topics/Keywords: Biology, enzyme mechanisms, cell cycle, chromatin, sumoylation, proteomics, protein biochemistry, metabolic pathways
Comments: Questions may be directed to Jim Forney ( or Sherry Pogranichniy (
Abstract of Award
Houston, Texas
Primary: Jonathan Silberg
(713) 348-3849
Secondary: George Bennett
(713) 348-4920
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, biomolecules, cell biology, ecology, evolution, physical biology, quantitatie biology, systems biology, synthetic biology
Comments: Kimberly M'Carver,; 713 348 6034
Abstract of Award
Gothic, Colorado
Primary: Ian Billick
Secondary: Jennifer Reithel
970 349 1288
Research Topics/Keywords: field research, ecology, evolutionary biology, ecological genomics
Comments: For questions about the program, contact Dr. Jennifer Reithel,
Abstract of Award
Rutgers University - Camden
REU Site: Computational Biology Summer Research Experience at Rutgers
Center for Computational and Integrative Biology
Camden, New Jersey
Primary: Benedetto Piccoli
(856) 225-6356
Secondary: Joseph Martin
(856) 225-6165
Research Topics/Keywords: Biology, Biosciences, Computer Science, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Systems Biology, Ecosystem Studies, Plant Biology,
Comments: Karen Taylor:
Abstract of Award
Camden, New Jersey
Primary: Heike Bucking
Research Topics/Keywords: Ecology, botany, neuroscience, zoology, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences
Birmingham, Alabama
Primary: Rita Fincher
(205) 726-2928
Secondary: Betsy Dobbins
(205) 726-2937
Research Topics/Keywords: Ecology, Population biology, Botany, Geography, Plant chemistry, Molcular biology, Cell biology, Pathogenesis
Abstract of Award
Sanford Research in collaboration with Augustana College
REU Site in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Sanford Research and Augustana College
Children's Health Research Center/Department of Biology
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Primary: David Pearce
Secondary: Seasson Vitiello
Research Topics/Keywords: cell biology, molecular biology, protein, DNA, RNA, bioinformatics, genomics, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, cell signaling, cell stress, model systems
Comments: For specific questions or comments please email or call 605-312-6590.
Abstract of Award
San Francisco, California
Primary: Carmen Domingo
(415) 338-6995
Secondary: Sarah Cohen
(415) 338-3750
Research Topics/Keywords: ecology, evolution, developmental biology
Comments: Ms. Barbara Ford,
Abstract of Award
San Jose, California
Primary: Miri VanHoven
(408) 924-4845
Research Topics/Keywords: Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Forensics
Abstract of Award
Edgewater, Maryland
Primary: John Parker
(443) 482-2221
Secondary: Anson Hines
(443) 482-2208
Research Topics/Keywords: climate change, biological invasions, biodiversity and ecosystem function, environmental education, biogeochemistry, Chesapeake Bay, global change ecology, forest ecology, marine ecology, estuarine ec
Comments: Fellowship Coordinator: Dan Gustafson,, 443-482-2217
Abstract of Award
Smithsonian Institution
REU Site: Natural History Research Experiences
National Museum of Natural History(NMNH)
Washington, DC, District Of Columbia
Primary: Virginia Power
(202) 633-1055
Research Topics/Keywords: geoscience, planets, asteroids, mineralogy, petrology, volcanology, paleobiology, oceanography, environmental, evolution,biodiversity, taxonomy,genomics,anthropology,archaeology,ethnology,linguistics
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Panama City, Panama
Primary: W. Owen McMillan
Secondary: Ana K. Spalding
Research Topics/Keywords: Tropical biodiversity, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, adaptation, resilience, ecosystem change
Abstract of Award
South Dakota State University
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Reserach Experiences on Bioenergy
Biology and Microbiology, Plant Science, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, Geospatial Sciences
Brookings, South Dakota
Primary: Heike Bucking
605 688 5463
Secondary: Jose Gonzalez
Research Topics/Keywords: Bioenergy, Feedstock Genomics, Microbiology, Environmental Sustainability, Biotechnology, Societal and economic impacts of bioenergy
Abstract of Award
Texas A&M AgriLife Research / Texas A&M University
REU Site - Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Biophysics
College Station, Texas
Primary: Gary Kunkel
Secondary: Mary Bryk
Research Topics/Keywords: biochemistry/molecular biology/genomics/proteomics/enzymology/structural biology/gene expression/membrane structure/developmental biology
Comments: coordinators are the PI and co-PI
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Chemistry
The College of Wooster, Ohio Wesleyan University, Kenyon College, Earlham College
REU Site: A Distributed Network of Neuroscience Scholars
Biology, Chemistry, Psychology
Wooster, Delaware, Gambier, Richmond, Ohio
Primary: Amy Jo Stavnezer
(330) 263-2215
Secondary: Jennifer R. Yates
(740) 368-3814
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, neuroscience, behavior, brain
Abstract of Award
The Ohio State University
REU Site: Research Opportunities in Molecular Biology at Ohio State University
Molecular Genetics; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Micribiology
Columbus, Ohio
Primary: Susan Cole
(614) 292-3276
Secondary: Jane Jackman
(614) 247-8097
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, microbiology, developmental biology, model organisms, RNA biology, structural biology
Comments: emails to will reach the program administrator (Debbie Dotter)
Abstract of Award
The Ohio State University
REU Site: Next Generation Evolutionary Biology
Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Columbus, Ohio
Primary: Marymegan Daly
(614) 247-8412
Secondary: Bryan Cartsens
(614) 292-6587
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, evolution, DNA, bioinformatics
Abstract of Award
The Scripps Research Institute, California Campus
REU Site: Scripps Structure and Function Summer Institute (SFSI)
Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Sciences
La Jolla, California
Primary: James Williamson
Secondary: Dawn Eastmond
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, immunology, computational bioogy, neuroscience, biophysics, chemical biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, cell biology, genetics, and structural biology
Abstract of Award
The Scripps Research Institute - Jupiter
REU Site: SURFing the Interface between Chemistry and Biology
Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Infectious Disease, Metabolism and Aging, Molecular Therapeutics, Neurosc
Jupiter, Florida
Primary: Katrin Karbstein
561 228 3210
Research Topics/Keywords: Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience,
Comments: Deborah Leach-Scampavia,, 561 228 2003
Abstract of Award
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