Led by Michael McKeown, Professor of Medical Science in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry, this ten week laboratory research program gives rising second and third year Brown University undergraduates a ten-week summer research experience on topics at the cutting edge of biological and biomedical research. Students work in multidisciplinary groups of eight, with each group working collaboratively on aspects of a single research goal. A short list of current projects includes:
APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 15, 2013.
- Disease Hunters: Modeling Human Diseases in Drosophila
- Genome Explorers : Elucidating Forces Shaping Genome Evolution
- New Models for Drug Discovery and Toxicity Testing Reducing the use of Animals in Research
- Dissecting Genes and Environment in Aging
All projects are directed by tenured faculty who have a personal interest in the research. For more information, please contact Linda Walsh.
The following must to be completed before summer 2013:
- Advanced Placement Biology or Biol0200 Foundations of Living Systems
- At least one course beyond the introductory course in a related area such as Biology/Biochem (e.g. Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology) or courses in physical science, engineering, mathematics, or computer sciences.
Professor of Medical Science, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry
Science Center coordinator for science related research opportunities.