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The REU in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline. We hope that this experience will encourage students to pursue a career in basic science and give them the skills they need to succeed in that career path. The focus of the program is a hands-on research project conducted under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors. A range of research projects will be available, including basic mechanisms of bacterial and viral gene expression, virus structure and assembly, biofilm formation, microbial development, and prokaryotic cell biology. Students will also attend lectures to broaden their understanding of microbiology and educate them about graduate school and career options.
Welcome to the REU online application. When you have completed the application form, click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page to transmit your application electronically. After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email letting you know that your submission was transmitted successfully.
The online application must be completed in one sitting. It is not possible to save your work and return at a later date. We recommend that you read through the entire application before answering any of the questions so you can gather all the information you will need. In particular, we strongly advise you to compose your Personal Essay offline and copy and paste it into the application. Also please be sure to have a PDF of your transcript to attach (an official transcript is not necessary at this time).
The program dates are May 26-July 31, 2015.
The application deadline is February 15, 2015.
If you encounter difficulties with electronic submission, please contact us by email, and include any error message you receive.
To begin the online application, click here.
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