Hands-on, mentored research opportunities in RNA Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
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 application).
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 1-August 10, 2018
(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. See Faculty & Research Page
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.
Send completed application materials to Brittany Polson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: February 15, 2018
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