NSF-REU
RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES FROM RURAL AND TRIBAL COLLEGES 

This REU Site, Genes & the Environment:  Research Experiences for Undergraduates from Rural and Tribal Colleges, will provide hands-on summer research experiences to undergraduate students.  The scientific focus of this REU program is environmental influences on gene expression.  Research will be conducted under the mentorship of faculty at the University of North Dakota (UND) and Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) (Fort Totten, ND).  Mentors will work closely with students to develop an independent research project. Some possible research projects will involve investigation into how environmentally determined changes in gene expression influence learning in fish and mice, sex-determination in turtles, stress tolerance in nematodes, and wing patterning in butterflies and moths.  Research activities being conducted by REU faculty mentors include:


Colin Combs, Ph.D.

Brian Darby, Ph.D.

Diane Darland, Ph.D.

Tristan Darland, Ph.D.

Van A. Doze, Ph.D.

James Foster, Ph.D.

Keith Henry, Ph.D.

Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, Ph.D.

Rebecca Simmons, Ph.D.

Vasyl Tkach, Ph.D.

Brent Voels, Ph.D.

Kurt Zhang, Ph.D.