Hands-on, mentored research opportunities in RNA Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
The RNA Bioscience
Initiative (RBI) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Denver
metro area offers a summer research internship program in the areas of RNA
Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genomics, and Bioinformatics. Interns
are matched with one of the faculty from the biomedical research departments on
the campus, including researchers studying fundamental aspects of biology and
the molecular bases of cancer, developmental biology, autoimmunity, and
infectious disease. Undergraduate students with a strong interest in RNA
research are encouraged to apply for this program. The program is especially
intended for undergrads wishing to gain more research experience in advance of
applying to graduate school. Applicants may designate three preferred potential
mentors from RBI faculty or they may contact an RBI faculty member ahead of
applying to pre-arrange an internship match (please note this on the
The RNA Bioscience
Initiative was started with a $20 million award from the University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus in 2016. The mission of the RBI is to create and
expand a vibrant center of discovery and innovation in RNA research,
diagnostics and therapy. Our goal is to provide a fluid pipeline from basic to
clinical RNA research on our campus and beyond.
program. June 3-August 9, 2019
(start/end date flexible). $5000 stipend.
to work hands-on in the lab of a research mentor on one of a broad range of cutting-edge
RNA research projects.
orientation day to the RNA Bioscience Initiative and Internship Program.
RNA-related small group lunch seminars from core RBI faculty.
lunches with PhD students and postdocs affiliated with the RBI.
A short oral
presentation at the end of the project to develop science speaking skills.
Spend the summer
in Denver, CO, which offers a great balance of urban and outdoor activities.
Apply at: rnabio.co/summer-interns
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Send completed application materials to Brittany Polson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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