Please pass this along to any interested undergraduates.
The Plant Genome Research Outreach Program at Cornell University and
the Boyce Thompson Institute is sponsoring undergraduate summer
internships in Ithaca, New York. Interns will work for 8-10 weeks in
one of the participating plant genome research labs. Areas of
research include water-use efficiency, genome evolution and
organization, breeding for crop improvement, Arabidopsis-aphid
interactions, heavy metal accumulation and tolerance, cell wall
biosynthesis, and plant-pathogen interactions..
All interns will be mentored by a graduate student or post-doctoral
associate and will work on a project related to plant genomics. They
will learn the latest molecular biology techniques, and depending on
the lab, may also participate in fieldwork. All students will attend
a weekly seminar series featuring lectures by on-campus researchers,
reading and discussing recent literature related to their project,
and will present their research findings in presentations at the
annual Summer Student Symposium. Interns will receive a stipend,
housing, and reimbursement of some travel expenses.
For more information, visit our website
([Only registered users see links. ]) or contact the coordinator, Nicole
Markelz ([Only registered users see links. ]). Applications may be downloaded from the
website and must be postmarked by March 11, 2005.
Nicole Hanley Markelz
PGRP Outreach Coordinator
Cornell University and Boyce Thompson Institute
217 Boyce Thompson Institute
Ithaca, NY 14853
email: [Only registered users see links. ]
URL: [Only registered users see links. ]