Genomics Research Initiative

With help from a Science Education Alliance (SEA) grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, students will embark on a full academic year of foundational biological research.

The course offers students with no prior research experience the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments in a laboratory setting while also collaborating with, and contributing to, a national alliance that sources data from multiple laboratories across the United States.

Fast Facts:

• A unique opportunity for future scientists to embrace the C-SC culture of collaborative and experiential coursework
• Be part of a hands-on, research-intensive course in the genomics of bacteriophages
• Work as part of a team with C-SC faculty and other members of the Science Education Alliance
• Gain valuable research experience and insights into the next frontier in biological research
• Become a part of the broader international scientific community

In the two-semester course, students will:

• Isolate viruses that infect bacteria from local soil
• Prepare the virus DNA for sequencing
• Annotate and compare the sequenced genome
• Collaborate with other institutions in the SEA network

How to apply:

Both biology majors and non-majors are eligible if they meet the criteria. Students who are interested in applying should submit an application. CLICK HERE to Complete an Online Application.

Contact:

Esa Seegulam
Assistant Professor of Biology and Department Chair of Biological Chemistry
Phone: (573) 288-6319
Email: mseegulam@culver.edu

CLICK HERE to download the Fact Sheet for more information.