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Opportunities in Genomics Research

Application Deadline Web Site
March 22, 2010 The Genome Center at Washington University in St. Louis


To establish programs that will increase diversity in genomic sciences and related fields by encouraging students to pursue graduate degrees in these fields.

Opportunities in Genomics Research: Undergraduate Scholars Program
An eight-week summer program providing students with an intensive, mentored research experience in genomics and related fields. Program enrichment activities include: Kaplan GRE course, journal club, career counseling/workshops, presentation/writing skills and social activities.

  • Provisions of the Program: Competitive stipend, on-campus housing, and travel to program
  • Specific requirements: Must be a sophomore, junior or senior in a 4-year institution at the time of entry into the program.

Opportunities in Genomics Research: Extensive Study
A one-year post-baccalaureate program, for recent college graduates. Students will work in the labs at the Genome Center as a research technician, to enhance their laboratory skills. Program enrichment activities include: Kaplan Graduate Record Exam (GRE) course, university courses, career counseling and others.

  • Provisions of the Program: Competitive salary with benefits, limited travel reimbursement to St. Louis.
  • Specific Requirements: Must have previous research experience and be a recent college graduate within two years of applying.


General Applicant Requirements (all programs):

  • GPA requirements: Competitive - Highly competitive.
  • Residency requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident.
  • Major: Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields (some exceptions).

Participating Faculty:

  • Dan Link, M.D.
    Research Interests: hematopoiesis, stem cells and leukemia.

  • Nicholas Davidson, M.D., D.Sc.
    Research Interests: gene expression, RNA, cancer, mRNA editing and mRNA stability gene expression.

  • Latisha Love-Gregory, Ph.D.
    Research Interests: geriatrics and nutritional science.

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Last Reviewed: March 22, 2012