4 January, 2013
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is proud to offer summer research opportunities to external undergraduate students to engage in research in bioinformatics and computational molecular biology in Laramie. The summer research program will return in 2013 and last from May 27, 2013 to August 2, 2013 and will include a stipend of $3500 for the period. Confirmed external speakers in the summer program include Claus Wilke (University of Texas) and Michael Lynch (Indiana University).
The program includes both lectures and educational opportunities as well as a focus on a research experience. Lectures will be given by both University of Wyoming faculty and external speakers.
Several labs that will host bioinformatics/computational molecular biology students include:
Grant Bowman: Simulations of molecular diffusion and molecular
interaction in 3D space in a bacterial cell
Alex Buerkle: Statistical genetics and models of adaptation and speciation
Jay Gatlin: Models of mitotic spindle movement
Mark Gomelsky: Microbiology; protein engineering
Jan Kubelka: Protein folding
David Liberles: Comparative genomics and molecular evolution
Rongsong Liu: Epidemiological modeling
Jessica Siltberg-Liberles: Protein structural bioinformatics
Anne Sylvester: Comparative genomics of maize
Dan Wall: Genetics of bacterial motility
Naomi Ward: Metagenomics and Microbial Genomics
Cynthia Weinig: Environmental Genetics and Adaptation in Plants
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and statement of research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org, arrange to have 2 letters of recommendation sent directly by the letter writer to email@example.com, and arrange to have an official transcript sent to:
Department of Molecular Biology
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
Your cover letter should indicate: 1). Any prior experience in computer programming and if none, any interest in a mini-tutorial on programming; 2). Your plans (if known) immediately after graduation and if they include immediately attending graduate or professional school; 3). If your ultimate career plans involve a Ph.D., an M.D., or an M.D./Ph.D., and 4). Your top two choices of research group to work in over the summer.
Review of applications for the 2013 Program will begin on February 4, 2013 and continue until the class has been filled.