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 26 - July 31, 2015|
|Application Deadline:||February 13, 2015|
|Salary:||Underrepresented students will be paid $15 an hour for ten weeks (40 hrs/week)|
|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 10 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|
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.
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 February 13, 2015)||
Click here to see the list of faculty researchers and descriptions of their research interests.
Applications should be sent to your college coordinator:
Professor Denise Deal, Nassau Community College
Dr. Rosa Gambier, Suffolk County Community College
Dr. Nidhi Gadura, Queensborough 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)
September 19: Physics Open Night - "Shining Synchrotron Light on Exotic Magnets" (Dr. Dario Arena)
October 3: Astronomy Open Night - "Habitable Planets: Hype or Hope?" (Dr. Fred Walter)
October 10: Physics Open Night - "The Role of Nuclear Power on a Warming Planet" (Max Katz)