Summer Undergraduate Research Presentations

Congratulations to our undergraduate students who are presenting their summer research work today at the student poster forum!


Kayla (who mentored both undergraduates this summer) and David at his poster.



Bridget O’Banion discussing her work on the NIH Salmonella project this summer with a peer.



Kevin from the Wilkin’s lab explaining his biofilm assay to Kelly and Kayla.


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Mote REU Program offers paid research training experiences in estuarine science to 10 undergraduate students per year. The program will take place over ten weeks during the summer, from May 30th to August 7th.

Participants will: conduct mentored research projects under the direction of a Mote scientist; gain experience in the development of research plans, completing a “manuscript-style” final research paper, presenting their research results in a laboratory-wide poster presentation; attend research seminars on ocean science presented by graduate students from several Florida universities; and, learn about opportunities for graduate study, careers in marine science, and communication skills in science by participating in student workshops


Application Deadline February 15, 2015


Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

Interested in attending graduate school?  This Summer Scholars Program is for undergraduates interested in the Ph.D degree in the Biological or Biomedical Sciences and for students with a potential interest in attending graduate school at the University of Rochester.  It’s a 10-week paid program where students develop an independent research project, attend research seminars, participate in GRE prep courses and learn how to discuss scientific research with a community of graduate students and professors.

Application Deadline is March 3, 2015

Research Experience for Undergraduates

REU-Microbiology is a 10-week summer research training program for undergraduates that focuses on a wide range of microbiological phenomena. The program integrates the application of state-of-the-art genome-based technologies for fundamental and applied research projects in microbiology. The 2015 program is from May 26-July 31.  This is a fantastic opportunity, especially for undergraduates considering graduate school or a research career.  The application deadline is March 2, 2015.

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MBL summer courses

Now that Fall semester is almost over, it’s time to start thinking about summer plans!  The Marine Biology Laboratory has many hands on laboratory courses to strengthen your lab hands, meet the leading scientists in the field and gain a deeper understanding of the techniques available for your project.  They have many courses available for undergraduates and graduate students interested in many fields- from neuroscience, environmental science to host-microbe interactions.  Application deadlines are coming up so check it out soon!

Summer graduate courses

Application deadline February 2, 2015

Other MBL courses

Application deadlines vary by course

Melanie explores Lake Retba Archaea

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Melanie De LaRosa, a summer intern from Puerto Rico in the Wrighton lab showcases her research at the undergraduate OSU SROP meeting.  She isolated Archaea adapted to high saline conditions in Lake Retba (lake rose, for it’s pink color caused by the microbes) in Senegal, Africa. Many thanks to Prof. John Reeve, Prof. Chuck Daniels (both in the OSU Micro department), and SROP ( for their support.