Plant Genomics Internships at Missouri

Application materials for summer 2014 will be available online by November 25, 2013.

The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is a nationally recognized center for plant genetics research and has been awarded more than 10 grants from the National Science Foundation to fund research in plant structural and functional genomics. MU consistently ranks among the top five universities in the country for NSF funding in the area of plant genomics. MU's graduate programs in plant sciences are highly competitive and attract some of the best doctoral students and post-doctorate researchers in the country. Faculty in biological sciences, biochemistry, plant sciences and the USDA/ARS are eager to provide training opportunities for undergraduates who wish to participate in collaborative research. Research areas include: genome organization, gene expression, signal transduction, hormone action, organelle biochemistry, disease resistance and crop plant productivity. Genomics approaches to understanding these problems include: genetic and physical mapping, multiple methods for functional analysis, and bioinformatics.  For more information click here. For an application click here.

Eligibility:
Applicants must meet the basic eligibility requirements (see info pack for details). Students must be majoring in biology, biochemistry, plant science or a related field and intending to pursue graduate work in one of the life sciences. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in college. Freshmen with previous research experience may apply.
Pay:
The internship includes a stipend of approximately $3,600, funds for one hour of academic credit, travel to and from Columbia, on-campus housing and meals.

For more information, contact Linda Blockus, PhD, 150 Bond Life Sciences Center, 573-882-5979, BlockusL@missouri.edu.