2012 REU Program: June 4 – August 10, 2012
Syracuse Biomaterials Institute seeks applications from undergraduates interested in research on biomaterials: synthetic and natural substances to treat disease or injury.
Possible Research Areas: Students have the opportunity to do research in any of the following areas: Understanding bacteria-material interactions by surface engineering; Functionalization of biomimetic interfaces via engineered proteins; Control of Natural Polymers for Drug Delivery; 2D and 3D Active Cell Culture; Neurite Outgrowth on Substrates with Modulus Gradients; Smart Drug Release: Furanone release from a shape memory hydrogel; Electrochemical Atomic Force Microscopy of Cell-Surface Interactions
Eligibility: Undergraduate students majoring in the following disciplines: Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or Physics with an interest in Biomaterials Science. Most Students will have completed their junior year, although talented students with less experience will be considered for acceptance in the program. Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Benefits: All participants will receive a stipend of $5000, as well as University housing at no additional expense.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2012
Interactive Biomaterials REU Contacts:
Dr. Julie Hasenwinkel
Dr. Patrick Mather
Associate Program Director