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UK Biochemistry Summer Research Program

By Jennifer Bonck

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Participants will perform laboratory experiments under the direction of a faculty member, gaining hands-on experience with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Interaction with graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other professional personnel is also a key component of the program.

 

March 27, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The University of Kentucky is recruiting talented undergraduate students from Kentucky colleges and universities for a hands-on, intensive summer research program.

The UK Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Summer Research Program is designed to provide research experience for undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology.

Participants will perform laboratory experiments under the direction of a faculty member, gaining hands-on experience with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Interaction with graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other professional personnel is also a key component of the program.

Eligible participants must have completed one year of undergraduate level biology or organic chemistry. Preference will be given to students entering their junior or senior year in the fall of 2003, especially those contemplating careers in biomedical research.

A stipend of $3,000 will be offered for a 10-week summer program beginning June 2. Other beginning dates can be arranged to prevent conflicts with school schedules. In addition to the stipend, the department will provide on-campus housing.

At the end of the program, students will participate in a research symposium presentation, featuring his or her summer research experience. The symposium will be held at UK, and travel funds will be provided.

Interested students should apply online and also should submit two letters of recommendation, an undergraduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable), and a letter containing a brief description of career interests and goals. Contact information, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, should be included with the application materials.

The application deadline is April 15. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Doug Andres, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, at dandres@uky.edu, or visit the Web site.


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