09 January 2009

REU in Environmental Microbiology at UNLV

The institution: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The program: The program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Mentors have projects in: adaptation of Pseudomonas to diverse soils; biology of Shigella flexneri; characterization of polar microorganisms; ccology of boiling and near-boiling springs; endolithic, desert and geomicrobiology; impact of anthropogenic nitrogen loading; magnetotaxis of bacteria;
microbial diversity of deep subsurface aquifers; mutagenesis in nutrient limiting conditions, and; sporulation of Bacillus anthracis.

  • 1 June to 7 August 2009

  • $4,500 stipend

  • Round trip airfare

  • Food allowance

  • Complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory

Application requirements:

  • One page career essay

  • Transcripts

  • Two letters of recommendation from science instructors

Application deadline: 7 March 2009

More information: http://sols.unlv.edu/reu_main.html

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