Molecular Genetics & Proteomics program
This National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) funded program is a ten-week summer program. The program begins with an intensive three-week laboratory course at Itasca Biological Station & Laboratories followed by a workshop in proteomics on the Twin Cities campus. The laboratory course in molecular genetics introduces students to basic techniques used in gene cloning, expression, and analysis and provides the background in molecular approaches used in this high-profile discipline. The proteomics workshop gives students the theoretical background and practical experience in protein analysis and identification. The remaining seven weeks of this program are spent on the Twin Cities campus in a faculty member’s laboratory participating in a research project that uses molecular genetics and proteomics approaches to address important biological questions.
Heart, Lung, & Blood program
Students in this National Institute of Health (NIH) funded program spend ten weeks in clinical or basic research projects designed to understand the molecular and cellular basis of cardiovascular, pulmonary, or hematologic disorders.
Pre-MSTP - Of the HLB cohort, six students will be selected to participate in a Pre-MSTP subprogram. If you are interested in pursuing a combined MD/PhD degree, you should select HLB as one of your options on the application. Those accepted will spend 10 weeks in the lab of a physician-scientist, have the opportunity to shadow their lab mentor in clinical activities, and have regular interactions with current MSTP students.
The Neuroscience Program this year will feature a full ten weeks of research experience in one of the over 100 neuroscience laboratories here at University of Minnesota, with topics ranging from research in vision, drug abuse or pain to developmental neuroscience or behavior. Although it helps to have taken some chemistry and biology coursework, our students traditionally come from a variety of backgrounds. We plan to provide a brief classroom “Introduction to Neuroscience” to provide all our students with a useful level of background knowledge to supplement the laboratory experience they enjoy. In addition, there will be Neuroscience seminars and presentations scheduled that students will benefit from participating in.
IGERT: Risk Analysis for Introduced Species and Genotypes
This NSF funded program will not be supported for Summer 2013. This program is up for renewal and we are anticipating it will return for Summer 2014.
LSSURP Compensation Package
|Heart, Lung, & Blood||Molecular Genetics & Proteomics||Neuro-science|
Research Fee (to be deducted from stipend)
|Total Compensation Package||$8,600||$8,600||$8,600|
* round trip airfare ONLY - approximate value
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