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2018 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biodesign (B3)


The City College of New York (CCNY) seeks highly motivated applicants for an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biodesign (B3-REU). The program in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3) is a research initiative at CCNY comprised of members of the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

The goal of the program is to provide an intensive faculty-mentored research experience for participants over a 10-week period during the summer. Experiences at the laboratory bench or in front of a computer will be supplemented with activities to promote interactions between students, peers, senior colleagues, faculty mentors, and expose students to science outside the laboratory.

Participants in the B3-REU will be asked to indicate a preference for joining up to three of the research groups listed at left. Participants will have completed their second year (or equivalent) at CCNY or a CUNY Community College, have a strong academic record, and a motivation to do research. Prior supervised research experience is not required.  Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Applications from students who are members of under-represented groups or from economically under-resourced backgrounds are especially welcome. Students may only accept one award during their undergraduate careers.

The 10 week program will run from June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018 and provide a weekly $525 stipend. Selected fellows will also be given monthly MTA passes for travel to City College. For students who experience long commute times to CCNY, accommodation support is available.


For additional information, contact:

David Jeruzalmi
Chemistry & Biochemistry          
CDI 1316 • City College of New York • Graduate Center of the City University of New York   
85 St Nicholas Terrace • New York • NY • 10031
V: 212•650•6062