Summer Undergraduate Program

This summer program provides students that are interested in graduate studies in the Biomedical sciences with an opportunity to perform original lab research and work with a faculty member from a large interdisciplinary group of researchers addressing fundamental, unanswered questions in RNA biology.

Center for RNA Biology Summer Undergraduate Program

Official Program Dates: May 21st through July 20th, 2018
Application Deadline: February 15th, 2018

Program Overview:

  • Laboratory safety training and laboratory procedure workshops
  • Full-time research activities
  • Training in scientific writing and communication
  • Social activities


  • Work with a faculty mentor from the center
  • Earn a $5,250 stipend for the 9-week session
  • Meal Allowance
  • University housing provided

Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • 3.5 or better G.P.A.
  • Interest in pursuing a PhD in RNA biology
  • Students in junior or senior standing

Our program is run in coordination with the REU program in Molecular Biology sponsored by The National Science Foundation. Students interested in the RNA Summer Undergraduate Program should indicate that in their personal statement, and may select faculty from the RNA center faculty list found here.

Application Deadline:
Applications must be submitted by February 15th, 2018
Applications are available here

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Zack Mikesell