NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in the Evolution of Biodiversity across the Tree of Life
Applications close April 22, 2016
are looking for 8 undergraduate students to participate in hands-on
research in biodiversity science and receive training in cutting-edge
techniques and analysis in evolutionary biology for 10 weeks during the
summers of 2016-2018.
Students will learn research techniques
that include DNA sequencing and computational analysis of genetic and
genomic data, morphological measurements and phylogenetic analysis, and
microbiology and next-generation microbial sequencing. Scientific
projects to be conducted by the students include the evolution of
morphological variation in extinct therapsids, tropical bird
biogeography, population genetics of sharks, influence of disease on
bird genetic diversity in urban environments, quantitative analysis of
meteorites, the influence of hydrostatic pressure on morphological
diversity in octopuses, and co-diversification of ants and their gut
bacterial communities. In addition students will receive career
mentoring in a diversity of STEM fields, gain experiences in public
outreach and science communication, receive training in
ethics/responsible conduct of research, and participate in a diversity
workshop to help overcome bias in science.https://www.fieldmuseum.org/reuhttps://www.fieldmuseum.org/2016-reu-program-offerings
Students will be provided a stipend, dormitory housing, and assistance with travel costs.
must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and an undergraduate
during the entire period. We especially encourage students from groups
traditionally underrepresented in science to apply.
To apply, please send complete the online application:https://www.fieldmuseum.org/2016-reu-program-offerings
Applications close April 22, 2016.Please direct any questions to Jonathan Hense ([log in to unmask]).
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