Undergraduate Research Experience
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Training the next generation of researchers on aging
Get laboratory experience in Biotechnology and Regenerative Medicine research. Accepted students will spend the summer working at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California and be trained in research techniques, participate in exciting research, and gain valuable presentation skills. With 19 research labs participating, students will have the opportunity to explore research involving the aging process along with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cancer, arthritis, stroke, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease, among others. Additionally, students will benefit from a series of workshops exploring ethics and preparing students to apply for and succeed in graduate school.
- Work closely with a faculty mentor and interact with graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research technicians. Participate in cutting edge research at the Buck Institute
- Develop through hands-on work and the guidance of experienced researchers an in-depth understanding of the core research skills in biotechnology and regenerative medicine
- Attend weekly meetings to receive mentorship, review laboratory notebooks, discuss data and delineate goals and expectations
- Learn about the responsible conduct of research and ethical issues in the biological sciences.
- Create a poster and participate in an end-of-summer research symposium.
- 7-week program: June 17 to August 2, 2013
- Earn a stipend (depending on availability of funds).
- Enrolled in a college/university, majoring in the biological sciences
- United States citizens or permanent resident
- Be an undergraduate student (not already completed a BA or BS degree)
- Able to show proof of health insurance for duration of the program
- Have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average
- Include resume and statement of purpose
- Provide two letters of recommendation
- Unofficial current academic transcript
- Applications are due by March 31st, 2013, 11:59PM PST.
- Direct all questions to Dr. Kristen Gates at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meeting the qualifications
- Complete application form
- Quality of references
- Quality of personal statement
- Quality of personal or phone interview
- Placements will be made on availability of resources and appropriate student/lab match
- Students admitted to Buck REU will be notified by April 30th, 2013 or sooner.