Receive course credit for research:
Research in Faculty labs:
Via BSCI 379G, 379M, or
379P a student may receive credit for performing research in the
laboratory of one of the faculty in the Department of Cell Biology
and Molecular Genetics. The letter code for the course reflects the
discipline of the research area.
courses, the student must personally make arrangements to work with
a faculty member. That faculty member will then serve as the
course instructor for the research credit. The student will
sign up for one of the above courses using a section number
that will reflect the faculty researcher as the course
- BSCI 379G - Research in areas of cell biology, molecular
biology, or genetics.
- BSCI 379M - Research in microbiology.
- BSCI 379P - Research in plant biology.
Section numbers are available from the faculty or the CBMG Undergraduate
Office (1225 H. J. Patterson Hall)
Credit for the Research Experience course, as well as time
commitment required, will be at the faculty member's discretion
and should be agreed upon at the time of course registration.
Meeting the Faculty and Finding a Research Project
The faculty of the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular
Genetics welcome undergraduates into their research laboratories.
The areas of
research emphasis in the Department include:
To arrange a research experience with a faculty member, a student
should visit the faculty members
web page. After reading of
faculty interests, students should arrange appointments, in
person, (rather than via email) with faculty with whom they
would like to work. During this appointment, the student and
faculty member will discuss a student's interests, space availability
in the research lab and the student's availability. If an agreement
is made between student and faculty member, a research project
is outlined and the student may register for research credit.
No faculty member will turn away a truly interested and obviously
motivated student. It is the students job to demonstrate these
characteristics to the faculty member. Research projects
require significant time and dedication. Students must show a
sincere commitment to the research experience.
Students may count a maximum of 3 credits of research toward the
Upper Level requirements of the
Sciences Internships for information on additional
research and internship opportunities and for research funding