BioPREP: Biology Participation in Research and Education Program
An NIH-funded program to encourage underrepresented community college students who wish to further their education and pursue careers in biomedical sciences
|Dates:||May 29 - June 29, 2012|
|Application Deadline:||March 16, 2012|
|Salary:||Underrepresented students will receive $2400 for participation|
|Room and Board:||Students will have an option to live on or off campus. Students who live on campus will be responsible for their room and board costs. There are several dining facilities on campus|
An opportunity to spend 5 weeks at Stony Brook University in a biotechnology laboratory learning molecular biology techniques and performing a
mentored research project
Lab Techniques & Computer Skills that will be covered:
|Isolation of DNA||Inoculation of bacterial cultures|
|Mini preps from bacterial cultures||Restriction enzyme digests|
|Ligation of DNA||Bacterial transformation|
|Preparation of solutions||Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)|
|Restriction fragment length polymorphism||Pubmed literature searches|
|Gel electrophoresis (agarose and polyacrylamide)||Genome database searches|
|Protein expression & purification||Bioinformatics tools|
|Western blotting||PowerPoint presentations|
Award Ceremony & Poster Session: An award ceremony is held with family and guests invited. Each research team will produce a 3' x 4' poster which will be displayed at the poster session. Each student will take home their own poster.
Click here to view BioPREP research posters from 2012.
Click here to view BioPREP research posters from 2011.
Click here to view BioPREP research posters from 2010.
Click here to view BioPREP research posters from 2009.
Click here to view BioPREP research posters from 2008.
Lab Meetings & Presentations: Students attend weekly lab meetings to discuss newly learned lab techniques and to present results from their ongoing research.
Students can present their posters at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
Guest Speaker Series: Guest lecturers speak to the students regarding various aspects of the biological sciences.
|Application package (due March 16, 2012)||
Applications should be sent to your college coordinator:
Dr. Catherine Kelly, Nassau Community College
Dr. Nidhi Gadura, Queensborough Community College
Dr. Rosa Gambier, Suffolk County Community College
Students from other community colleges, please send applications to
Dr. Daniel Moloney
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5233
For additional information or questions, please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
December 6th: Registration for Protein Modeling Comptetion
January 29: Registration for North America Computational Linguistics Olympiad
November 22: Geology Open Night: "Exotic chemistry at extreme conditions: from new materials to models of planetary interiors" (Dr. Artem Oganov)
December 6: Astronomy Open Night: "The Hunt for Dark Matter" (Dr. Rouven Essig)
January 30: North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) Round One
February 28: Protein Modeling Challenge