Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this program is a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) with mentorship from faculty at the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND) and Cankdeska Cikana Community College (Ft. Totten, ND).  The scientific focus of this summer REU program is environmental effects on gene expression and regulation.  Some possible research projects involve investigation into environmental influences on learning in fish and mice, sex-determination in turtles, stress tolerance in nematodes, and wing patterning in butterflies and moths.

Participants will receive a $5,000 salary/stipend, funding for room and board (up to $2,000) and travel to UND (up to $750).  Financial support is available for child care if needed. Application review will begin Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and continue until all positions have been filled. For full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  The program will run Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017. REU participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories.

REU participants will work in a research laboratory alongside faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.  In addition to  basic lab procedures, participants will have the opportunity to learn a variety of lab techniques in the fields of molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, and others.  Students will participate in weekly workshops and training seminars on responsibility and ethics in research, scientific writing, and the graduate school application process.  The program ends with a research poster session.

Selection criteria include academic performance, as well as educational and career goals.  Students with a genuine interest in pursuing a career in science research and/or teaching and from groups underrepresented in the sciences such as those from rural and tribal colleges with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. For more information contact  Dr. Van A. Doze van.doze@med.und.edu or at Tel:  (701) 777-6222.
NSF-REU
RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES FROM RURAL AND TRIBAL COLLEGES 

GENES & THE ENVIRONMENT