Exciting Summer 2018 Research Opportunities
ONLY for Macalester students!

Summer Opportunity for Student with Computer Science Background
in Genomics-Based Clinical Diagnostics

Clinical Genomics Summer Research
Deadline April 2, 2018

Summer Research at the Minnesota Department of Health
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit: Epidemiology
MacIVPU 2018
Deadline 5PM, February 19, 2018

Research in Environmental Health Sciences: Toxicology
University of Minnesota
Uof M Toxicology
Deadline 5PM, February 19, 2018

Summer Research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Division of Biomedical Physics
FDA 2018
Deadline 5PM, February 19, 2018

Research in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Department, University of Arizona
Researchers at the University of Arizona, Tucson, will take 1-2 Macalester students into their labs for a summer of research in areas of cellular and molecular mechanisms of cell transformation in development, cancer biology and/or signal transduction. Students must have completed Cell Biology (Biol265) and the associated laboratory (Biol255) and Chem112 or 115. Assistance will be provided to find housing in Tucson for the summer. Read more at bioconnect.bio5.org/users/rrunyan and bioconnect.bio5.org/users/jeanw, but do not contact the researchers directly. They have asked that the Hub collect applications for them. To apply, send i) a cover letter addressed to Professor Jansen describing your interests, relevant experience and coursework, ii) your transcript (unofficial is fine if formatted appropriately), and iii) your resume or CV including contact information for three references (at least two should be Macalester faculty members).  Include your last name in each document’s name (e.g., JansenResume) and save as a PDF.  Contact Professor Liz Jansen if you have questions. Send materials to theolinricehub@macalester.edu by 5pm, February 12, 2018.

Summer Research in Neuroscience, University of Minnesota
Neuroplasticity, or the ability of the nervous system to reorganize and change over time, is an important phenomenon in persistent pain syndromes.  Join a laboratory in which scientists are collaborating to better understand neuropeptide signaling pathways involved in pain perception, hypersensitivity and persistent pain.  Read more here.   Students must have completed Cell Biology, Genetics and Cell-Gen Lab.  Strongest candidates will also have completed Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy, and/or Human Physiology.  To apply, send i) a cover letter addressed to Professor Jansen describing your interests, relevant experience and coursework, ii) your transcript (unofficial is fine if formatted appropriately), and iii) your resume or CV including contact information for three references (at least two should be Macalester faculty members).  Include your last name in each document’s name (e.g., JansenResume) and save as a PDF.  Do not contact Dr. Vulchanova directly.  Contact Professor Liz Jansen if you have questions.

Send materials to  theolinricehub@macalester.edu by 5pm, February 12, 2018.

Applied Genomics Research, University of Minnesota
Be a member of a team of scientists working in agronomic, physiological, and bioinformatic aspects of plant science. Two students will participate in agronomy research, collaborate with researchers across the Midwest, work in the field with corn plants, and examine plant growth patterns. Students may measure physiological traits in different maize genotypes in order to relate traits to genome structure information. Students must have completed Genetics (Biol260) and students interested in computational biology may have the opportunity to use bioinformatics tools to answer genomics questions. Read more here

Send materials to theolinricehub@macalester.edu by 5pm, February 12, 2018

Summer Research in Cardiovascular Physiology, Johns Hopkins University
Be part of a team of researchers examining the role of the protein CaMKII (Ca2+/calmodulin dependent kinase II) in heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias, a cause of sudden cardiac death.  Students must have completed Cell Biology (Biol265), Genetics (Biol260) and Cell Gen Lab (Biol255).  Strongest candidates will also have completed Organic Chem II, Biochemistry and/or Human Physiology.  Read more.   To apply, send i) a cover letter addressed to Professor Liz Jansen that describes relevant experience, interests and coursework, ii) your transcript (unofficial is fine if formatted appropriately), and iii) your resume or CV including contact information for three references (at least two should be Macalester faculty members).  Send materials to theolinricehub@macalester.edu by 5pm, February 12, 2018.  Include your last name in each document’s name (e.g., JansenResume) and save as a PDF.  Please contact Professor Liz Jansen for more information, do not contact JHU directly.

Young Researchers Program
The Young Researchers Program is designed for students, typically after their first year, who have not had any previous research experience. This program provides a great introduction to research. For summer 2018, 3-4 young researchers will work with Professors Kristi Curry Rogers and Sarah Boyer on projects relating to “Growth in Living and Fossil Vertebrates; Biogeography of Post-Glacial Forest Animals.” To learn more and to apply, click here.

Jan Serie Research 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.   The deadline for applications for the Serie Fellowship is 5:00PM on February 12, 2018.

Experiential Learning & Collaborative Programs

Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

Winter Mann-Hill Fellowship

Taylor Shadowing and Taylor Public Health Fellowships