Cell and Molecular Biology REU at the University of Missouri

Opportunity Description:

Coordinated by the MU Office of Undergraduate Research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program hosts students from institutions across the nation. Interns in the program participate in educational and social activities creating a vibrant, inclusive, and welcoming summer community. Under the guidance of an MU faculty mentor, students work on their own projects in collaboration with graduate students, lab technicians, and post-doctoral researchers. 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 $4,770.

Internships are available in the following areas: Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical/Chemical Engineering, Veterinary Pathobiology, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Plant Sciences, Psychological Sciences, and more.

The MU Summer Undergraduate Research Program is committed to providing an inclusive opportunity to all students. We encourage all students, including those with disabilities, to apply.  Students requiring accommodations to participate in our program should contact Heather Tearney - 573-882-5979 - tearneyk@missouri.edu so we can engage in the process of determining and securing accommodations.


Minimum Qualifications and/or Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants must meet the basic eligibility requirements of the MU Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Students 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. 

Application Process: 

Students must complete the application form and provide the following information:

  • Unofficial transcript (including Fall 2021 grades)
  • Letters of recommendation (two preferred)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement indicating career plans, prior research experience, and research interests
  • List of up to 8 faculty that the student is interested in working with

If completed online, documents will be submitted with the online application. For application packets sent via email, the application form and other documents may be sent to ugr@missouri.edu. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Research via email (ugr@missouri.edu). Questions can be directed to the MU Office of Undergraduate Research via email or phone, 573-882-5979.

Application deadline: February 20, 2022

Application Deadline: 

Sunday, February 20, 2022
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