Department of Neurological Sciences
Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Exciting opportunity to join state-of-the-art laboratories and discover the world of neuroscience research. The program runs from Tuesday, May 28, 2013 through Friday, August 2, 2013, and offers a stipend of $3,500. Participate in investigations of how the nervous system develops, functions and repairs itself after injury. Get hands-on training in molecular, cellular, anatomical, physiological approaches. Gain valuable experience before you enter graduate or medical school.
As a fellow, you will:
- Join a lab (listed below) for ten weeks to work on a research project.
- Attend a series of lectures providing an overview of modern neuroscience and the research conducted at UVM.
- Meet regularly as a group to discuss your projects and relevant scientific articles.
- Present your work in a small and informal symposium during the last week of the program and write a short summary paper of your studies.
- Enjoy group outings to hike, swim, boat, and explore the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain.
Why come to UVM for your summer research experience in Neuroscience?
Neuroscience research has long been a strength at the University of Vermont. In addition, our faculty members are as committed to being mentors as they are to practicing outstanding science. We work together with the faculty to match you to a lab based on your research interests. However, rather than simply scattering you to labs, we also organize group activities in order to encourage you and your fellow summer research students to get to know each other. You will gain confidence in research skills, scientific thinking, and neuroscience concepts. You will enrich the diversity that we embrace and the community that we culture as you grow personally and professionally in curiosity and independence. You will learn about careers in Neuroscience and the impact you can have on people’s lives. The proximity of this intimate, interactive campus to outdoor activities and beautiful surroundings supports a well-rounded lifestyle. Participants often make lasting friendships and connections that persist as they pursue their education and career.
Students must currently be enrolled at any US college or university. Housing is provided but travel is the responsibility of the student.
To apply, e-mail to Natalie Coffman at email@example.com:
Please note that the application will request that you list two references (names and contact information). References do not need to send letters at this time. We will contact them if need be.
Underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: February 15, 2013.
Admissions decisions will be made by Monday, March 18, 2013.
Representative Participating Laboratories
Cynthia Forehand, PhD - Neurite outgrowth and synaptogenesis in the spinal cord. Bio
Diane Jaworski, PhD - Role of extracellular matrix in brain development and tumorigenesis. Bio
Victor May, PhD - Regulation of neuronal peptide and transmitter biosynthesis and secretion. Bio
Injury, Plasticity and Disease
Jeffrey Spees, PhD - Adult stem cells in repair of the brain after stroke. Bio
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