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NSF Research Experience for Undergrads (REU)

Mentored summer research program for undergraduates

Synthetic Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates (SynBREU)

We are looking for eight highly motivated students with an interest in research at the interface of engineering, biology, mathematics, and chemistry to participate in the 2018 summer research program for undergraduates.
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About This Program

This is a ten-week program of mentored, research-intensive activities in the field of synthetic biology including:

Program Duration

The program will take place from June 17 – August 25, 2018


The deadline for the receipt of applications is March 15, 2018.

The deadline for the receipt of recommendation letters is March 22, 2018


This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. Undergraduate participants will receive housing, paid travel expenses, a dinner meal plan plus some lunches, and a $5,750 stipend. 


How to Apply

Complete and submit the required online application. In the application, you will be asked to upload the following documents as PDFs:

Start the online application

Contact Us

Please contact us with any question about the program at

Program Leadership

Program Director

Danielle Tullman-ErcekDanielle Tullman-Ercek

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Email Danielle Tullman-Ercek

Phone: 847-491-7043 


Program Co-Director:

Michael JewettMichael Jewett

Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence 
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Co-director, Center for Synthetic Biology

Email Michael Jewett

Phone: 847-467-5007

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