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REU Sites: Biological Sciences

APPLICATIONS: Students must contact the individual site or program to apply. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants.

ELIGIBILITY: Individual sites may have additional eligibility requirements (e.g., number of undergraduate years completed). Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled, and students who have already received their bachelor's degrees, are not eligible.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Click on the Title of the Site in the "Site Information" column to go to the homepage (if available) for that Site. Sites are ordered alphabetically by host institution. All Sites provide stipends, housing and meals, in addition to travel to and from the Site. This listing will change as new REU Site awards are made. Sites are added or deleted as decisions are made on awards, and the list is updated periodically. Clicking on a highlighted site title should direct you to the web page for more information on that program. A link is also provided to allow you to view the geographic distribution of the programs (this link will take you to the Google Maps website).,-96.811523&spn=26.927165,74.311523&z=5

REU Alumni: Please note the following opportunities: (1) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF:; (2) Graduate student summer experience abroad: East Asia Pacific Summer Institute Program (EAPSI:; and (3) Travel funds to present your REU project (

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Site Information Site Location Contact Information Additional Information
Yale University
REU Site: Convergence of Research at the Interface of the Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Physics, and Applied Physics
New Haven, Connecticut
Primary: Corey O'Hern
(203) 432-4258
Secondary: Lynne Regan
(203) 432-9843
Research Topics/Keywords: cellular processes;cellular motion;cell biology; biological imaging; imaging technology and method development;protein structure and function;protein design; protein-interaction; self-assembly;
Comments: Coordinator: Dorottya Noble; email: ; Phone: 203-432-2751
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Engineering
Vancouver, Washington
Primary: Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens
Secondary: Stephen Bollens
Research Topics/Keywords: Biology; landscape ecology; ecosystem ecology; community ecology; aquatic ecology; environemntal science; environmental biology
Comments: Our summer program engages current undergraduates from around the Vancouver, Washington/Portland, Oregon region in high-quality research in the Columbia River Basin. Students will study both aquatic a
Abstract of Award
Madison, Wisconsin
Primary: Janet Branchaw
(608) 262-0850
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, genes, genetic, genomics, cell, molecular, plant
Comments: Please contact: Amber Smith, 608-262-0850,
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences
University of Washington
REU Site: Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
Bioengineering; Computer Science and Engineering
Seattle, Washington
Primary: Eric Chudler
Secondary: Thomas Daniel
Research Topics/Keywords: neuroscience, neurobiology, neural engineering
Comments: Coordinator: Lise Johnson (
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Engineering
University of Washington
REU Site: Integrative Biology and Ecology of Marine Organisms
Department of Biology
Friday Harbor, Washington
Primary: Adam Summers
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, ocean Sciences, marine biology, integrative biology and ecology of marine organisms
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Ocean Sciences
Boyce, Virginia
Primary: Kyle Haynes
540-837-1758 ext. 292
Secondary: Mary McKenna
Research Topics/Keywords: plant-insect interactions, pollination biology, ecosystem ecology, conservation, invasive species, aquatic ecology, and applied insect ecology
Comments: For more information, contact Dr. Haynes at
Abstract of Award
Charlottesville, Virginia
Primary: Eric Nagy
Secondary: Edmund Brodie
Research Topics/Keywords: population biology, ecology, evolution, behavior
Comments: The focus of the REU program is population biology at the intersection of field-based studies of ecology, evolution, and behavior. Students do independent projects. They take leadership roles in all a
Abstract of Award
Burlington, Vermont
Primary: Felix Eckenstein
Secondary: Eugene Delay
Research Topics/Keywords: Neuroscience, Nervous System, Gene Expression, Anatomy, Physiology, Behavior
Abstract of Award
University of Vermont
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory
Burlington, Vermont
Primary: Jason Stockwell
Research Topics/Keywords: Biogeochemistry, Biology, Ecology, Economics, Genetics, Microbiology, Social Sciences, Habitat Fragmentation, Invasive Species, Eutrophication, Harmful Algal Blooms
Abstract of Award
University of Toledo
REU Site: Undergraduate Research and Mentoring - Using the Lake Erie Sensor Networkto Study Land-Lake Ecological Linkages
Environmental Sciences, Geography and Planning, and Civil Engineering
Toledo, Ohio
Primary: Carol Stepien
(419) 530-8362
Secondary: Kevin Czajkowski
(419) 530-4274
Research Topics/Keywords: Biology, water quality, invasive species, climate change, geospatial technologies, environmental sciences, envrironmental biology, remote sensing
Abstract of Award
University of Texas at El Paso
REU Site: Summer Program in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity
Biological Sciences
El Paso, Texas
Primary: Michael Moody
(915) 747-5087
Secondary: Jerry Johnson
(915) 747-6984
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, ecology, evolution, plant, herpetology, ecosystem, aquatic, desert, biodiversity, invertebrate, genetics, disease, neuroscience
Abstract of Award
Vermillion, South Dakota
Primary: Meghann Jarchow
(605) 677-3115
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, sustainability, interdisciplinary research, Missouri River, earth science, anthropology, ecology, invasive species
Abstract of Award
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Primary: Alonso Ramirez
(787) 764-0000
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, biosciences, ecology, evolution, tropical
Comments: program e-mail:
Abstract of Award
University of Pittsburgh
REU Site: Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TECBio)
Computational and Systems Biology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Primary: Joseph C. Ayoob
Secondary: S. Chakra Chennubhotla
Research Topics/Keywords: computational biology, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, biophysics, bioimaging, bioinformatics, genomics, structural biology, drug discovery, systems biology
Comments: Point of Contact: Kelly Gentille,
Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Education and Human Resources
Eugene, Oregon
Primary: Peter M. O'Day
(541) 346-4518
Research Topics/Keywords: molecular, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, evolution, neuroscience, development
Abstract of Award
University of Oklahoma
REU Site: Program in Structural Biology at the University of Oklahoma
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Norman, Colorado
Primary: Paul Sims
(405) 325-1324
Secondary: Anthony Burgett
(405) 325-3551
Research Topics/Keywords: Structural biology
Comments: Contact Dr. Paul Sims ( or Dr. Anthony Burgett (
Abstract of Award
University of Notre Dame
REU Site: Integrative Cellular and Molecular Biology
Biological Sciences
Notre Dame, Indiana
Primary: Michelle Whaley
Secondary: David Hyde
Research Topics/Keywords: cell biology, molecular biology,developmental bioloy, genetics, genomics
Comments: contact is PI
Abstract of Award
University of North Dakota, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Turtle Mountain Community College
REU Site: Genes & the Environment: Research Experiences for Undergraduates from Rural & Tribal Colleges
Basic Sciences, Biology, Pathology
Grand Forks, Fort Totten, Belcourt, North Dakota
Primary: Van Doze
Research Topics/Keywords: Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Environmental Biology, Epigenetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology
Comments: Point of contact: Van Doze,, 701-777-6222
Abstract of Award
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
REU Site:Biology and Biotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience (BITURE)
Biological Sciences
Charlotte, North Carolina
Primary: Christine Richardson
Secondary: Sharon Bullock
Research Topics/Keywords: biotechnology,genomics, phylogenetics, transgenic animals, transgenic plants, nanoparticles, biofuels, environmental toxicology
Abstract of Award
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
REU Site in Molecular Bioscience
Office of Graduate Education
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Primary: Tom Kawula
(919) 966-9699
Secondary: Gwen Sancar
(919) 966-2077
Research Topics/Keywords: Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Structural Biology
Comments: Coordinator: Sausyty Hermrick Contact:
Abstract of Award
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