Special for Mac Opportunities

Science and Research Office

Joan Toohey
Director
Olin-Rice 271
651-696-6027


Rebecca Hoye
Chemistry Professor & Chair
Olin-Rice 390
651-696-6252


Liz Jansen
Biology Professor
Olin-Rice 220
651-696-6247

These summer research opportunities are open to Macalester students only.

Developmental Biology Research Opportunity at the University of Arizona
 Study heart cell development and differentiation in Tucson in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Arizona.  No previous research experience required. U of AZ application

Macalester HHMI Research Initiative-Data Scientists (MHRI-DS)
Data Scientists will work with Macalester faculty or with faculty from another institution on research in a variety of areas that involve large or complex data sets.  Data Scientists are typically rising juniors or seniors in the natural sciences, math, computer science or geography. Data Scientists Information

Macalester HHMI Research Initiative-Data Scientists at the IVPU, MN Dept of Health
The mission of the Injury and Violence Prevention Unit (IVPU) at the MN Department of Health (MDH) is to strengthen Minnesota's communities in injury and violence prevention. There will be two students selected to work at the IVPU during the summer of 2015. The undergraduate students will learn about methods of public health surveillance and epidemiologic investigations and studies, and how principles of computation and data management operate in a public health setting. The students will participate in public health surveillance and studies, performing statistical analysis. The application information for this position will be available by Dec 30th.

Macalester HHMI Research Initiative-Young Researchers (MHRI-YR)
Young Researchers will work together in the labs of Professors Devavani Chatterjea and Mary Montgomery at Macalester. The goal is to build confidence and prepare students for  competitive research positions later in their time at Macalester.  The work will involve mastering several laboratory techniques (e.g. primer design, PCR,  plasmid purification, restriction enzyme digests, agarose electrophoresis, bacterial transformation,) and the use of model organisms (e.g. E. coliC. elegans, mice).  Students from all social, ethnic, racial, and financial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Young Researchers Information

Academic Health Sciences Summer Research Program (AHSSRP)
The Academic Health Sciences Summer Research Program is a collaborative program between Macalester and the University of Minnesota. Macalester students work in the lab of physician-scientists at the U of MN for 10 weeks. The program focuses on students who are considering careers in medicine, biomedical research, pharmacy, dentistry or a combination of those fields. U.S. citizenship is not required for application to this program. Note that program begins on May 28, 2015.  AHSSRP application

Jan Serie Fellowship
The Jan Serie Fund was created to support student-faculty collaborative research and is awarded as a fellowship to provide stipend support for students doing full time research during the summer in any area of science or math. Research may take place at Macalester or another site, but all proposals and projects require a Macalester faculty mentor/sponsor who will participate and advise the student during the research experience.
Jan Serie Research Fellowship Application