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Post-bac and summer research opportunities for bio majors

December 4, 2019 3:11 PM

Sharing a few summer research and post-graduation opportunities that may be of interest to Biology majors:

Botany and Conservation Biology Research at the Missouri Botanical Garden (Summer REU) 

Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the opening of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program that will provide research opportunities for 10 students, for 10 weeks during the summer of 2020. Students will work on independent mentored projects in plant systematics, conservation biology, and ethnobotany. Participants will have access to the Garden’s herbarium of more than 7 million specimens, an excellent botanical library, rich garden collections, a laboratory facilities for plant anatomy, microscopy, digital imaging, SEM, and DNA analysis, and the Shaw Nature Reserve – a 2,400 acre ecological preserve featuring prairie, forest, glades, wetlands, and 14 miles of hiking trails.

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Summer Research Opportunities at the University of Iowa

The UI Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is for you if you are interested in a challenging research experience. SROP is an award-winning eight-week program designed to provide promising underrepresented undergraduate students with in-depth research experiences. The SROP program strives to prepare young investigators to achieve their goals of pursuing graduate work and of becoming tomorrow's academic leaders as faculty or with successful careers in government, business, and non-profit agencies. Students receive first-hand exposure to the graduate school experience and to faculty life by being paired with a faculty mentor whose work is closely related to your academic interests and career goals. You will choose among opportunities in Biological Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or Social Sciences and will work with your faculty mentor either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Each student plays an active role in identifying the area of study and a faculty mentor to work with. The program encourages students to explore research opportunities at Iowa that can lead to doctoral degrees. The program culminates with the students presenting their research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Conference.


RADM Helena O. Mishoe Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists (post-bac)

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute of Health

Program description: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has established the the Helena Mishoe Fellowship for Underrepresented Scientists that offers opportunities for underrepresented post baccalaureate individuals to receive training in basic, translational, and clinical research. Individuals must have a specific intention to further pursue an advanced degree after training.
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The purpose of the Mishoe Fellowship is to enhance career opportunities in biomedical sciences for post baccalaureate individuals, from health disparity groups, who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/veterinary/pharmacy) school with a career goal of becoming a doctorally-trained scientist or physician-scientist.


Bridges to Doctorate Program at Towson University

The Bridges to the Doctorate (B2D) Program aims to increase the representation of individuals traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences at the doctoral level. 


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