UG research opportunity in conservation genomics (EEB/MCB/Marine Sciences)

Conservation Genomics Undergraduate Research Opportunity – Apply by Monday 3/28Are you interested in how genetics can contribute to conservation efforts? Come join the Wegrzyn-Bucklin-O’Neill labs’ through the “Earth and Its Future” CLAS funded project aimed at species of local conservation concern. You will work both 1:1 and with a small team of graduate student mentors and undergraduates during the academic year (AY) 2022-23 to sequence, assemble, annotate, and analyze the first reference genome for a species that is the focus of recent conservation and/or restoration efforts. This paid opportunity will provide training in molecular biology, population genomics, and bioinformatics. You will also receive mentorship to apply for summer funding (e.g. UConn’s OUR SURF, IDEA, EEB URGs Undergraduate Summer Fellowship) and participate in our conservation genomics journal club.No prior research experience required. Applications from students from underrepresented groups and students who are interested in continuing research after AY22-23 will be prioritized. Positions available on Storrs and Avery Point campuses. To apply please send your resume, campus (Storrs or Avery Point), and a brief paragraph describing your interest and experience to Michelle Neitzey ( by March 28, 2022.