REU – Population Biology of Infectious Diseases

Applications are now being accepted for the summer of 2021 Research Experience for Undergraduates in Population Biology of Infectious Diseases, hosted by the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. We are excited about the program, which strives to integrate experimental biological science with computational methods and techniques to investigate a variety of areas in infectious disease research. Our goal is to recruit both students with a background in biology, with the intent of introducing them to computational techniques, and also students with a background in mathematics and/or computer science, in order to give them experience in data collection in a laboratory or field setting.

2021 Program details
Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Dates: May 24-July 23, 2021 (9 weeks)

Students will receive a stipend for the summer, free housing at the University of Georgia, and travel assistance to Athens, GA.

Who is eligible?
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories and have not yet obtained an undergraduate degree.

To Apply:
– Application instructions can be found at

To be considered, all application materials should be received by February 15, 2021. Accepted students will be notified in early March.

For more information, please see our website at or contact program directors Dr. John Drake ( and Dr. Sonia Altizer (