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INBRE Undergraduate Research Program

Are you wondering if a career in human health research might be for you? Are you perseverant and a team player? Would you like to build both scientific understanding and communication skills? Delaware INBRE provides undergraduate research scholarships to students who want to experience hands on research in a laboratory or clinical setting.

Undergraduates carry out mentored biomedical research at Delaware INBRE partner institutions, and students may apply for an opportunity as early as the summer after freshman year. INBRE undergraduate researchers students take part in a retreat, special seminars, research symposia and poster sessions.

The deadline to apply to the INBRE Summer Scholars Program is March 3, 2014 at 5 PM EST and the Summer Scholars Program will run from Monday, June 9 - Friday, August 15, 2014. University of Delaware students interested in an INBRE undergraduate internship should apply directly through the new online application site coming this January, 2014. Students at any INBRE partner institution can contact a program coordinator to discuss their research options. For students interested in applying to the INBRE Summer Scholars Program, please click here to learn more about instructions and downloading the application.

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Undergraduate Research News:

Feb 4, 2014 Wesley College undergraduate research in chemistry is published in the peer-reviewed open access publication, Canadian Chemical Transactions. Brandon Sandosky (environmental science), Gabriel Fernandez-Bueno (biological chemistry), and Matthew McAneny (biology), completed a project that provides insight into the solvent influences of commercial chloroformates under the direction of Dr. Malcolm J. D'Souza, Professor of Chemistry. Brandon completed this work as part of his senior-thesis project in environmental science. Gabe and Matt participated in the project as INBRE/EPSCoR sponsored research-assistants in the Wesley College Directed Research Program in Chemistry. Currently, Brandon is in a grad program in environmental science at Towson University. Matt is in the process of completing a final math requirement and is employed in New Jersey. Gabe is in the final semester of the biological chemistry program and plans to enter a biomedical graduate program in fall 2014.
Dec. 11, 2013 Living Learning Community Wesley College. First semester students have been living together and working with Hungry for Change. Sponsored in part through the DE-INBRE & DE-EPSCoR (F&A) programs.
Oct 18, 2013 Congratulations to 2013 INBRE Summer Scholar Alum, Kimberly Milla who won in the science category in the National McNair Scholars Research Competition and Graduate School Fair poster competition at the National McNair Scholars Research Competition and Graduate Fair. UD's McNair Scholars Program has hosted this event for the past 11 years. More than 350 people attended the day's activities, which included seminars on graduate admissions and a graduate school fair featuring 83 graduate programs from universities in California to Delaware to the United Kingdom. [more]
Oct 17, 2013 A warm thank you to our 2013 INBRE Summer Scholars who volunteered to participate in the ISE Lab Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication. Students presented their research during the Summer Undergradtua Research Expeiences Tour Stop. Participating students included: Emily Baumert, Rebekah Dumm, Lisa George, Fanta Kalle, and Kimberly Milla.
Aug 19, 2013 Congratulations to 2013 Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Scholar Ryan O'Boyle of Robert Akins lab for his 1st place tie win for his poster "Effect of Cell Culture Substratum Anisotropy on Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype" at the 5th Northeast Regional IDeA Conference.
Aug 19, 2013 Congratulations to 2013 INBRE Summer Scholar, Rebekah Dumm of Dr. Kristi Kiick's lab for her 3rd place win for her poster "Photocross-linkable Resilin Based Hydrogels for Mechanically Demanding Tissue Engineering Applications" at the 5th Northeast Regional IDeA Conference.
Aug 15, 2013 INBRE supported undergraduate research has been published in the American Journal of Health Sciences, congratulations to Ghada J. AlAbed and Melissa Earley formerly of Dr. Malcolm D'Souza's Lab at Wesley College. [more]
Aug 9, 2013 Congratulations to our very own INBRE Summer Scholar, Ojong Bate of Dr. Virginia Balke's lab at DTCC for being featured in the latest article about DTCC Stanton Campus's undergraduate research program! [more]
Aug 8, 2013 Congratulations to INBRE Summer Scholar, Lisa George of Dr. Cole Galloway's lab at UD for her 3rd place win in the annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research in Sustainability Prize for "Modified Ride-On Car Use For Mobility and Socialization" presented during the Undergraduate Research and Service Celebratory Symposium
July 18, 2013 Two undergraduate students from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Delaware State University, Atish Malik and Myles Johnson-Gray, together with their academic advisor, Dr. Tomasz Smolinski, attended the 22nd Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS*2013) in Paris, France.  The CNS conference is the most prestigious meeting in the field of computational neuroscience, and every year, it gathers the greatest computational neuroscientists from all over the world.  "Multi-objective evolutionary algorithms for analysis of conductance correlations involved in recovery of bursting after neuromodulator deprivation in lobster stomatogastric neuron models" and "Hybridization of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms and fuzzy control for automated construction, tuning, and analysis of neuronal models," respectively.  Atish and Myles have been supported by the following grants: NIH INBRE NCRR 5P20RR016472-12 and NIGMS 8P20GM103446-12, NIH RISE NIGMS R25GM089669, and NSF EPSCoR 0814251. 
Jun 25, 2013 Undergraduates complete in NIH INBRE sponsored summer internships in chemistry at Wesley College. [more]
Apr 25, 2013 Wesley College biological chemistry students Catherine Gross and Kaylee Miller presented research at t he Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) 2013 Posters on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. from April 23-24. This is the fourth time Wesley students have participated. [more]

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Delaware INBRE is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences IDeA program.