This National Science Foundation sponsored program provides advanced training in the manipulation and analysis of proteins for undergraduate students. It facilitates deep understanding of experimental laboratory research, insights into protein biochemistry and contemplation of the broader context of research. A wide range of student research projects mentored by faculty in the Department of Biochemistry are available. Examples include: experimental analysis of enzyme mechanisms, post-translational protein modifications, proteomics, and protein-nucleic acid interactions studied in the biological context of cell cycle control, chromatin regulation and renewable energy research.
Problem-based modules presented during the first three days of the program introduce key concepts in protein biochemistry and experimental design. After this brief orientation, the program emphasizes full-time research supplemented with weekly sessions on ethical conduct in research, professional communication, GRE preparation and the graduate school application process. At the end of the program students will present their results at a departmental symposium and a university-wide poster session.
Participants are provided:
- $5,750 stipend and additional $750 meal allowance
- Housing on campus
- Round trip transportation to West Lafayette
The program will run May 24 – July 31, 2021.
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021
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