The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Research projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered. Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at the time of application submission.
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Each summer, over 30 undergraduates from Maine and across the United States participate in research fellowships at MDIBL. Undergraduate fellows work in the laboratory of an MDIBL investigator on an independent project designed by the student and their mentor. Laboratory training can include techniques in molecular biology, physiology, and bioinformatics. Projects are wide-ranging and could include the comparative study of a laboratory animal (zebrafish, roundworm, sea urchin, etc.), cultured cells, and biological tissue preparations. While most projects are laboratory-based, some include a field component. In pursuing their independent research project, students attend weekly seminars given by MDIBL scientists and invited speakers from other institutions discussing a variety of topics in the biological and environmental sciences.
The application deadline for Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships at MDIBL is January 10, 2014. Many of these fellowships are provided through INBRE funding for students from Maine colleges and universities.
Program information and application instructions are online at
All application materials, including recommendations and transcripts with fall 2013 semester grades, must be received by the deadline of January 10, 2014.
Questions may be directed to:
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory – Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
This is an NSF REU site in Marine Comparative Functional Genomics. Students select a primary mentor from among our summer faculty, who represent dozens of universities and graduate schools from around the US. Students conduct independent, hands-on-research. Travel, housing, and stipend provided.
University of Maine – REU-The Next Generation of Researchers
10-week program for undergraduate interested in research in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Forestry, Molecular Biology, Resource Economics and Wood Science and Technology. The objective is to provide research participation among a diverse group of students in the area of sustainable forest bio-products. Travel, housing, and stipend provided.
The Jackson Laboratories – Summer Student Program
This program engages students in research internships in genetics, bioinformatics, and mouse models of human diseases. Students work on independent project with scientist mentors. Travel, housing, and stipend provided.