Systems Biology Center New York Accepting Applications for the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Program
City University of New York undergraduates interested in an intensive summer research training experience in computational systems biology are invited to apply.
The Systems Biology Center New York (SBCNY) Undergraduate Research Program offers summer research fellowships to City University of New York (CUNY) undergraduates who are planning to pursue PhD or MD/PhD degree programs after graduation and who are interested in incorporating systems biology approaches into the research that they pursue.
The SBCNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is a full-time 10-week research-intensive computational systems biology training program within laboratories of the Center. The fellowship provides a stipend of $4000 for the research training period from June 4, 2012 to August 10, 2012. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis based on academic achievement, research motivation and compatibility of long-term goals with interests of SBCNY. We invite applications from students entering their junior or senior years. Apply online at www.sbcny.org by March 1, 2012.
- Ten week research intensive hands-on computational systems biology training program at the Systems Biology Center New York located at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Students majoring in Biological, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences are encouraged to apply
- Weekly research seminar series
- Students present their research at the conclusion of the program at the SBCNY Summer Research Program Poster Session
- $4000 Stipend
- Open to US Citizens and US Permanent Residents
Please visit the SBCNY website for application materials and complete program details.
The Systems Biology Center New York (SBCNY) is one of the National Centers for Systems Biology funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Researchers and educators from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, Stony Brook University (SUNY), City University of New York (CUNY), National Centre for Biological Sciences (India), and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, form the Systems Biology Center New York. The Center is organized as three major sections: 1) Education and Outreach Core (EOC); 2) Experimental and Computational Core (ECC) and 3) Research Projects. All of the research projects have opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The research activities of the Center form a continuum with our education and outreach activities that include pre- and postdoctoral training, a summer undergraduate research program focused on recruiting underrepresented minority groups and training for educators.
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SBCNY is supported by grant number P50GM071558 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.