Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program REU Site

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The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at the University of Kentucky was established to provide a summer (10 week) research opportunity for highly qualified undergraduates from non-tier 1 institutions interested in attending graduate school. The program seeks to; 1) provide an interactive environment where undergraduates are exposed to the many facets of a graduate career (teaching, learning, research), 2) inform interested undergraduates of the many possible careers available to them in the neurosciences, and 3) immerse students in a research project of their own choosing. Faculty from a wide cross-section of the neurosciences, including molecular, behavioral and physiological, will offer their expertise to mentor students in their laboratories and participate in an intensive neuroscience short course. Students will have many opportunities to interact both socially and professionally by attending a neuroscience symposia as well as numerous social events scheduled to enhance collegiality. By the end of the summer, students who are generally otherwise unable to experience hands-on neuroscience research, will have completed their own project, presented it to a professional audience, taken an intensive neuroscience short course, gained a deeper understanding of the day-to-day work environment of the neuroscientist, been exposed to the multitude of career options open to a graduate, and in general become a more committed future graduate student.
Effective start/end date5/1/014/30/04


  • National Science Foundation: $195,000.00


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