Chancellor's Education Pipeline
Biomedical Research Award
for NYS Community College Students

May 27 - August 1, 2014

An opportunity to spend 10 weeks at Stony Brook University in a laboratory learning lab techniques and performing mentored research with a Stony Brook faculty member.

Lab Techniques & Computer Skills that will be covered:
Isolation of DNA Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Inoculation of bacterial cultures Restriction fragment length polymorphism
Mini preps from bacterial cultures Gel electrophoresis (agarose and polyacrylamide)
Restriction enzyme digest Protein expression & purification
Ligation of DNA Western blotting
Bacterial transformation PowerPoint presentations
Preparation of solutions Pubmed literature searches


Accepted students will spend two weeks in a laboratory techniques preparatory course and then perform faculty-mentored research.


Applicants must:
  • be a full-time NYS community college student during Spring 2014 semester
  • have a strong interest in pursuing a research career
  • have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 and 24 credits completed

Awardees will receive a $3500 stipend, on-campus housing for non-Long Island students, up to $500 toward travel expenses plus $1000 for supplies for the laboratory in which they do their research.

Applications include a one page essay of the student's interests and career goals, two letters of recommendation from faculty, and all transcripts. Applications must be postmarked by March 3rd.

Click here for application.

Faculty Researchers
Click here to see the list of faculty researchers and descriptions of their research interests.

For additional information or questions, please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail (

Mail applications to:

Debra Pelio
Center for Science and Mathematics Education
092 Life Sciences Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5233



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