University of North Dakota REU
About the REU Program
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this is a 10 week summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) in laboratories of Drs. Diane Darland, Tristan Darland, Van Doze, Peter Meberg, Keith Henry, Thad Rosenberger, and Colin Combs at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota in the Departments of Biology and Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics. Each of these scientists conducts research in various areas of neuroscience. Their research laboratories examine the roles of neurotransmitters, protein receptors, synaptic plasticity and neural development in the brain.
Successful applicants will work in a laboratory alongside graduate and undergraduate students at the University of North Dakota (UND). In addition to basic lab procedures, participants will learn rodent brain dissection, digital imaging and microscopy, electrophysiology techniques, protein analysis, molecular biology methods or receptor modeling, depending on the laboratory. As part of the preparation for success, each selected applicant will read background material for understanding the ongoing experiments, as well as participate in lab meetings and present research findings in a poster session.
Participants will receive a $4,500 stipend, funding for room and board, and travel to and from UND. Additional funding is also available for child care, if needed, and arrangements can be made with UND child care services or others. Interested applicants must complete an application, including an autobiographical sketch, and have their college transcript and two letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Van A. Doze.
Application review will begin March 11, 2013 and continue until all positions have been filled. Applications will be accepted until April 1. The program will run June 3 - Aug 9, 2013. Participating undergraduates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled in college and students who will have already received their bachelor's degrees are not eligible. Participating undergraduates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled in college and students who will have already received their bachelor's degrees are not eligible.