Cell and Molecular Biology

The MU Life Sciences Fellows Program is actively seeking to diversify its graduate program application pool. As part of this effort, we are offering four summer research positions for undergraduates in 2018. Preference will be given to students interested in applying to PhD programs in the life sciences at the University of Missouri after completion of their undergraduate degree.

Summer 2019 Info (coming in December 2018!)

Summer 2018 Application (coming in December 2018!)


Applicants are expected to have completed at least one year of full-time college enrollment prior to June, be pursuing a major in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or related fields, and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.


Students live in on-campus, air-conditioned housing (double rooms), and receive a meal plan, covered by the program. Summer interns also are provided with one hour of academic/research credit, travel to and from Columbia, and a stipend of $3,800.

Application Information

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. Students must complete the attached application and provide: an unofficial transcript (including Fall 2018 grades); letters of recommendation (two preferred); a resume; and a personal statement indicating career plans, prior research experience, and research interests. Completed packets should be saved as a PDF combined into one document if possible and emailed to ugr@missouri.edu.


2019 Summer Application


The CamScanner app allows you to turn your smartphone or tablet into a scanner so that you can combine documents or scan in handwritten forms. Use the app to combine your files into a single PDF document.


Additional questions may be directed to Jenn Brown at BrownJen@missouri.edu at the Office of Undergraduate Research, or Dr. Mark Hannink at hanninkm@missouri.edu of the Department of Biochemistry.