Biological Research in Ecological and Evolutionary Developmental Biology (BREED) - Deadline 2/24/20

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The Biological Research in Ecological and Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Breed) program is designed to expose participating students to core concepts in Ecology, Evolution and Developmental Biology. The participating faculty provide a broad range of research options in these areas. They also share a strong commitment to working with undergraduates and promoting diversity in the bio-sciences. 

REU students will learn about patterns and processes of molecular evolution and the role of phenotypic and environmental variation in the evolution of diversity and complexity. REU students will engage in independent research activities in laboratories at SFSU and at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center. They will also will participate in weekly professional development meetings in which they will learn strategies for successfully pursuing a career in science. The summer’s activities will conclude with a campus-wide research symposium at which our REU students will have the opportunity to present their findings to the campus community. The program incorporates social interactions and networking designed to foster the development of an ongoing community of learners, giving students opportunities to make connections that will endure beyond the end of the summer and that will support them in their academic paths. Participants are expected to participate full-time for 10-weeks from June 8 through August 14, 2020.

Interested students must complete an online application by February 24, 2020

Application Requirements:

  • Rising sophomores or juniors (must be a returning student in Fall 2020)
  • Highly motivated students interested in biological research
  • Students interested in the possibility of graduate school (Ph.D.) not an MD.
  • Have completed at least one course in biology, one in chemistry, and one in math before applying
  • United States citizens or permanent residents (required by NSF guidelines)
  • Able to show proof of health insurance for duration of the program
  • Applicants are not required to have previous research experience

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
Need Assistance? Please contact our support team: info@diversityprogramconsortium.org .