This program provides a research experience for non-biology undergraduate students who have interests in working at the interface of biology and the physical/computational sciences or engineering. Research is carried out under the tutelage of mentors who either conduct biophysical/computational research or who trained in a quantitative or physical science discipline.
Areas of research focus are Bioinformatics, Biophysical Applications and Tools, Cardiovascular Science, Cell Signaling Neural Signaling and Imaging, and Proteomics. An important component of the proposed program is a survey course in the essentials of biomedical science. The course supplements the research experience, integrates topics in biophysical and computational methods with topics in biomedical science, and ensures that participants leave with a fundamental knowledge in key disciplines of biomedical science. Participants in the program experience the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical research, hone research skills and expand their knowledge of biological sciences and expand their knowledge of biological sciences.
This project is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of General Medical Science.
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