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Andrew Leakey's Laboratory

Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate and High School Student Opportunities

We are lucky to work with a lot of talented and hardworking undergraduates and high school students doing research during the semester or summer periods.

 

***NEW*** fellowship program

Systems Biology for Sustainable Food and Energy Fellows

 

Applications are welcomed from students in any year, and at any institution, who have an interest in plant physiology, crop phenotyping, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, image analysis, statistics or associated fields.

 

10-14 week, full-time projects on maize, sorghum & setaria

http://foxmillet.org/
http://www.maizeo3face.illinois.edu/

WEST: water-efficient-sorghum-technologies

start dates May 15 – June 1 2017
end dates Aug 11 – Aug 25 2017
5 fellowships paid @ $480 per week

 

April 11, 2017 deadline: submit a brief CV, statement of interest, and names of 2 teachers/professors that can provide letters of reference to laborg@illinois.edu

 

We also have an excellent track record of mentoring students with fellowships from the following programs:

American Society of Plant Biologists Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Department of Energy Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

 

UIUC students can also earn academic credit for research through the following rubrics:

Independent Research Project in Integrative Biology (IB 390 & 490)

Independent Research Project in Crop Sciences (CPSC 295 & 396)

 

Mark Holmes produced a podcast about his experience working with us - you can listen to it here

 

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Leakey

 

 

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