We are seeking 2-4 undergraduate students to virtually join our lab
for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) positions in the
summer of 2021 (June 14-August 20, 2021). The positions are supported
through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and participants will
receive a $4000 stipend, and will be expected to participate part-time
(20hr/week). Because the position is virtual, there is no limit on the
geographical location of the student, however, due to our funding source,
we are limited to individuals who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals,
or permanent residents of the United States and students who have not
yet graduated from their undergraduate institution.

REU students will collaborate with our lab members to complete research
projects in computational genetics. Potential projects center around using
genomics as a tool to understand mammalian health and evolution¡Vour
lab primarily studies dogs and monkeys. The only expectation we have
for the incoming student-researchers is to have some familiarity with
genetics (e.g. an undergraduate genetics course). Students will receive
mentoring as they learn the computational biological skills (including
coding with command line and R) to analyze molecular data from non-human
primates or dogs, as well as the communication and data visualization
skills to present their findings to colleagues. More details about
on-going projects in the Snyder-Mackler (SMack) lab can be found on our
website¡¦s research <> and publications
<> pages.

The SMack lab is committed to maintaining and further developing an
equitable and inclusive research environment and we welcome students from
all backgrounds to apply. We are seeking passionate, enthusiastic
undergraduates to join us for this opportunity ¡V no prior research
experience required!

If interested, please submit this application
February 28, 2021. Feel free to email the principal investigator
(PI)/faculty member at the head of this recruitment, Dr. Noah
Snyder-Mackler ( with any questions.