The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site is a nine-week, NSF-funded, experiential learning program at the University of Georgia to train undergraduates in scientific methods at the intersections of quantitative and experimental studies in infectious disease biology.
Participating students’ main activity will be research in one or more of the following areas: bioinformatics, ecology, entomology, epidemiology, evolutionary biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, public health, veterinary medicine, and wildlife biology.
In addition to research, students will attend workshops on responsible conduct in research and how to apply to graduate school, participate in weekly journal readings, attend discussions on career paths and women in science, and take off-campus field trips to CDC headquarters and the Georgia Aquarium. We seek to recruit students with majors in either the biological sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, genetics) or quantitative sciences (e.g. mathematics, computer science, and statistics). We especially encourage applications from students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
All participating students will receive accommodation and a stipend of $4725 for the summer.
Program dates for Summer 2017: May 22 – July 1, 2017.