Interactive Biomaterials REU at Syracuse Biomaterials Institute

Interactive Biomaterials REU at Syracuse Biomaterials Institute

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:

Directors
Dr. Julie Hasenwinkel
Program Director

Dr. Patrick Mather
Associate Program Director

Karen Low • kplow@syr.edu
Program Coordinator
Phone: (315) 443-3544

Interactive Biomaterials REU
318 Bowne Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244-1200
Main Number: 315-443-3500
Fax Number: 315-443-7724

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