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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
University of California at Santa Cruz
REU Site: Biological impacts of climate change: testing hypotheses with collections and long-term data
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Santa Cruz,
Primary: Barry Sinervo
Secondary: Laurel Fox
Research Topics/Keywords: climate change, community ecology, curation, modeling, GIS, behavior, ecophysiology
Comments: Coordinator: Barry Sinervo
Abstract of Award
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
Tuskegee, Alabama
Primary: Olga Bolden-Tiller
Secondary: Deloris Alexander
Research Topics/Keywords: Integrative Biosciences, Biology, Bioinformatics, Animal, Plant, Soil, Environment
Comments: Program Contact: Ms. Marilyn Hooks - - 334-727-8453
Abstract of Award
Montgomery, Alabama
Primary: Komal Vig
(334) 229-5132
Secondary: Shree R. Singh
(334) 229-4598
Research Topics/Keywords: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology,Immunology, Biology, Molecular Chemistry, Microscopy
Comments: KOMAL VIG
Abstract of Award
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
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
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Primary: Michelle Evans-White
Secondary: Marty Matlock
Research Topics/Keywords: aquatic, forests, lakes, streams, agricultural ecosystems, ecology, ecosystem function, ecosystem processes, community ecology
Comments: Co-PI: J. Thad Scott,, 479-575-6337
Abstract of Award
University of California San Francisco, Medical Center
REU Site in Molecular Biosciences
All Departments
San Francisco, California
Primary: Carol Gross
Secondary: Hana El Samad
Research Topics/Keywords: Genetics/Genomics, Biochemistry, cell biology, systems/synthetic biology; bioengineering
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
Research Topics/Keywords: phylogenetics, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, molecular systematics, museums, collections, sustainability, conservation
Comments: Coordinator: Christina Cordova,
Abstract of Award
Malibu, California
Primary: Jay Brewster
(310) 506-4321
Research Topics/Keywords: ecology, cell biology, molecular biology, botany, genetics, cellular stress
Comments: Co-PI is co-PI (Dr. Rodney L. Honeycutt at
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
University of California Berkeley
REU site: Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, from Molecules to Ecosystems
Host department: Integrative Biology / 13 participating departments
Berkeley, California
Primary: Hayes, Tyrone
Secondary: Weisblat, David
(510) 642-8309
Research Topics/Keywords: Integrative Biology Evolution, Development
Comments: contact:
Abstract of Award
Arcata, California
Primary: Matthew Johnson
(707) 826-3218
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, natural resources, fisheries, wildlife, forestry, ecology, conservation, water
Abstract of Award
San Jose, California
Primary: Miri VanHoven
(408) 924-4845
Research Topics/Keywords: Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Forensics
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
Research Topics/Keywords: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, & Biochemistry
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences
University of California Riverside
REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Plant and Plant Cell Biology
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Riverside, California
Primary: Thomas Eulgem
Secondary: Howard S Judelson
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, plants, plant pathogens, cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, botany, microbiology
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
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
University of Colorado Boulder
REU Site: Achieving heightened goals- Undergraduates Research in Ecology at the Mountain Research Station
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Mountain Research Station
Boulder, Colorado
Primary: William Bowman
Secondary: Michael Breed
Research Topics/Keywords: Biology, ecology, evolution, behavior
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
Colorado State University
REU SITE: Program in Molecular Biosciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fort Collins, Colorado
Primary: Paul Laybourn
Secondary: Shing Ho
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 and the program contact person is Yvonne Bridgeman ( or 970-491-5602)
Abstract of Award
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