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"Katerina V. Thompson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:43:42 +0000
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We are now accepting applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research
Fellows (SURF) Program at The Scripps Research Institute.  Through
curricular and laboratory research experiences, the program provides a
creative and dynamic environment in which to learn about the power of
biomedical research. The SURF participants identify their area of interest
and are matched with a Scripps faculty member on one of our two
campuses:Jupiter, Florida or La Jolla, California.  There are over 200
laboratories across the two campuses conducting basic and translational
research; areas of research include cancer biology, cell biology, chemical
physiology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, metabolism and aging,
microbiology, molecular biology, molecular medicine, molecular
therapeutics, neurobiology, and neuroscience.

SURF participants work with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate
students in a research setting and attend enrichment workshops which
include GRE test prep classes, lunch-n-learn with faculty, career panels,
and Ślife as a grad studentą presentations.  At the end of the summer,
participants give oral and/or poster presentations of their research at
the campus-wide Summer Student Symposium.  The best presentation from each
campus is invited to submit an abstract to a national meeting and Scripps
Research provides registration fees and travel expenses.

The program dates are Monday, June 10, 2013 through Friday, August 16,
The SURF program was designed to identify and expose the next generation
of scientists to cutting-edge research at a top notch institute. Its
success requires highly motivated individuals who thrive on challenges.

In order to apply, students must also be:
      €     Undergraduates enrolled in four-year colleges and universities
in the U.S., Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories;
      €     US citizens, Permanent Residents, or holders of an F-1 visa;
      €     In good academic standing at their home institution, with a
cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above;
      €     Interested in pursuing a Ph.D.

A special emphasis is placed on identifying and recruiting students who
are historically underrepresented in the sciences (i.e., African-American,
Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander, or Native American students).
The program provides housing and a stipend of $4000.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2013. The application is available
at For more information regarding the
program and the application process, please email: [log in to unmask],
call: 858.784.8469 or visit:

To learn more about The Scripps Research Institute, please visit:
Dawn Eastmond, PhD
Director of Education
Kellogg School of Science and Technology
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road, TPC-19
La Jolla, California 92037-1000
858.784.2872 (voice)
858.784.2802 (fax)