Saturday, March 23, 2013

Biotechnology major to research plant genomics at Michigan State

Junior biotechnology major Josh Allman will be heading to Michigan State this summer as one of 15 undergraduates chosen nationwide to take part in a summer research internship.  This 10-week program is funded by the national science foundation and allows students to conduct original research in the area of plant genomics.  Projects focus on understanding the basic biology and genetics of plants, work with agriculturally important plants like tomatos and methods for developing biofuels.

Students in the program receive a $5000 stipend and free room and board and have the opportunity to attend weekly seminars and pizza lunches with the program's faculty and graduate students.  The program culminates in a presentation given by each student on their work.

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