Students will participate in a USDA-funded project to identify and characterize gene regulatory sequences throughout the genomes of 50 or more insects of agricultural and biomedical importance.
The project mentor is no longer accepting student inquires, because this project is currently at full capacity.
Our laboratory studies gene regulation and genome evolution using a mixture of computational and experimental methods. We are interested in motivated students who are comfortable using command-line based software running on Linux and working with large data sets. While extensive coding skills are not required, minimal coding ability in Python, R, or a similar language is preferable. Students will participate in a USDA-funded project to identify and characterize gene regulatory sequences throughout the genomes of 50 or more insects of agricultural and biomedical importance, helping to develop and use computational approaches to discover, describe, and disseminate information about these important genomic elements.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Semester or longer; longer commitments preferred|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer|
|Who is eligible||Students with basic command-line Linux skills and familiarity with R or Python. Interest/background in genetics/genomics preferred.|
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience.
To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.
Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: