SC INBRE Bioinformatics Research Experience for Undergraduates
The MUSC Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Bioinformatics is a 10-week summer research internship that will run June through August, 2015. Funded via a federal grant and the SC INBRE Program (P20GM103499), the REU will provide training in bioinformatics for two qualified undergraduate students. Participants will conduct a project at MUSC under the supervision of a faculty member. In addition to their research projects, the students will take part in a variety of educational activities designed to enrich the overall training experience. Stipends and dormitory housing are provided (some dormitory fees may apply).
Bioinformatics at MUSC
The MUSC Proteogenomics Facility has been a regional leader in high throughput molecular analyses, including DNA microarray and next-generation sequencing. These high throughput systems generate large data sets (‘big data’) that require bioinformatic tools and approaches that facilitate data processing, interpretation and experimental discovery. It is expected that the REU students will participate in the bioinformatic analysis of actual research data sets, employing publicly available as well as proprietary tools and algorithms.
Eligibility and Application Procedure
Applications for the upcoming summer are typically accepted from November through the end of January. Applicants should be SC residents and/or enrolled in a SC undergraduate institution. Prior lab experience is helpful but not required. Applications should be made through MUSC’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program website.
- Select ‘Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology’ as a top research interest.
- Specify in the essay section your interest in the INBRE Bioinformatics program.
- Select the option for ‘Local dormitory housing’ if you want the program to cover your housing.
[Note that students may choose to reside off-campus but the program cannot pay for this.]
Contact Jeremy Barth, Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org; 843-792-9984).