Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
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• The Summer 2013 application period is now OPEN •
There are eight participating laboratories each with several projects available for undergraduate research.
Dhingra Laboratory - Genomics/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology
Schroeder Laboratory - Plant Pathology/Genomics
Kalyanaraman Laboratory - Computational Biology
Knowles Laboratory - Plant Physiology/Biochemistry
Poovaiah Laboratory - Plant Physiology/Calcium Signaling
Evans Laboratory - Plant Genetics and Breeding
Killinger Laboratory - Food Biotechnology
Burke Laboratory - Weed Biology/Biotechnology
Scot Hulbert - Plant Pathology/Biotechnology
Amit Dhingra, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnonlogy
||Brenda Schroeder, Plant Pathology, Genomics (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Ananth Kalyanaraman, Computational Biology (email@example.com)
||N. Richard Knowles, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|B W Poovaiah, Plant Physiology, Calcium signaling (email@example.com)||
Kate Evans, Plant Genetics and Breeding
|Karen Killinger, Food Biotechnology (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Ian Burke, Weed Biology, Biotechnology (email@example.com)|
|Scot Hulbert, Plant Pathology, Biotechnology (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
What you do
What you do
Students will work on research projects ranging from calcium signaling to photosynthesis engineering to food biotechnology to tree fruit genetics. Each student will be engaged in a unique aspect of a project during the summer. Students may work in collaborative teams with faculty and graduate students or more independently to accomplish specific research goals.
All participants will take a series of half-day workshops designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of plant genomics and biotechnology. Some of the workshops include:
- Scientific Writing
- Ethics in Science
- Professional Career Development
- Critical Thinking
- Data Analysis and Visualization
- Poster Presentation
- Lab Notebooks
- Data Collection
- Intellectual Property and Patents
Near the end of the 9.5 week session, students will prepare a poster and present their results during a poster symposium for all of the WSU REU programs.
In addition you will:
- Participate in ongoing research projects.
- Gain valuable research experience using state-of-the-art tools and approaches in plant genomics and biotechnology and working in a team environment.
- Have fun, make new friends, see the Palouse area!
What you get
What you get
In addition to gaining hands-on experience in the area of plant genomics and biotechnolgy approaches used in large biotechnology companies, research programs and graduate schools, you receive:
- A stipend of $5,000 for the 9.5 week session and free housing
- Travel assistance for travel to and from Pullman, WA
We will provide housing in an off campus facility, with single rooms and a shared kitchen and recreation facilities for all students.
REU program questions and applicants:
Department of Horticulture Ph: 509-335-3625