Students will participate in exciting projects at the cutting edge of research in redox biology. They will formulate and test hypotheses, develop experimental problem-solving skills, and receive training in biochemical, biophysical and molecular biology techniques. Students will also be exposed to a variety of instrumentation such as HPLC and FPLC systems, EPR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy and microscopy which are located in the Beadle Center.
The ten-week summer program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and will place the student with a faculty mentor in whose lab the student’s research project will be pursued. The student will participate fully in the life of the mentor’s lab. In addition, there will be informal meetings of all program participants to exchange information on the research being done and to discuss areas of biochemistry/redox biology that are of particular interest and excitement. There will also be weekly meetings in which various scientists describe the latest advances in their own research or career opportunities in biomedical or biotechnology fields. Social, recreational and cultural events with program participants and faculty will further enhance informal interactions. The summer experience will be capped by a luncheon and poster presentation session in which program participants will present a poster on their project and receive certificates of completion.
Students seeking a summer research fellowship should have completed, at a minimum, college chemistry through organic chemistry and one year of college biology by the end of the Spring 2016 term. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required. Students who will graduate at the end of the Spring 2016 term are not eligible for this program. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the US or its possessions. Students who will help the University of Nebraska achieve its mission of excellence through diversity are encouraged to apply.