NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Integrating Biology from Molecules to Ecosystems

Supports a 10 week research opportunity for research in Biology

This program is designed to expose participating students to core Molecular, Cell, Developmental, Evolutionary, and Ecosystem Biology. The ~30 participating faculty provide a broad range of research options in these areas. They also share a strong commitment to working with undergraduates and promoting diversity in the biosciences community at Berkeley. 

Under the direct guidance of a UCB faculty mentor, usually with a graduate student or postdoctoral co-mentor, students will gain first-hand research experience and training in state-of-the-art research facilities, working on individual projects. During the first week of the program, group tutorials will survey the interconnecting fields of cell, developmental and evolutionary biology. Through the remainder of the program, seminars will further expose participants to the wealth of ongoing research in these areas. Professional development workshops and interactions with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and UCB undergrads will familiarize participants with the graduate school experience, including the application process, what to expect in graduate school and the career possibilities it opens up. Social events and excursions will permit students to explore the attractions of the Bay Area. In the course of the program students will prepare an abstract on their project and are encouraged to submit it for poster presentations at national meetings. During the last week, a mini-symposium will permit the participants to share their accomplishments.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Preference to 2nd and 3rd years, 1st years also eligible

U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Application Process

Application form including statement and two letters of recommendation.