NSF Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technologies for Preservation of Biological Systems (ATP-Bio)
The Advanced Technologies for the Preservation of Biological Systems (ATP-Bio), an NSF Engineering Research Center, is excited to announce its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)! Students will spend their summer doing exciting, cutting edge research to help “stop biological time” and radically extend the ability to bank and transport cells, aquatic embryos, tissue, skin, whole organs, microphysiological systems (“organs-on-a-chip”), and even whole organisms through a team approach to build advanced biopreservation technologies. The ATP-Bio REU is a 10-week research internship targeting students nationwide, including community college students, who have not participated in prior research. ATP-Bio REU students will be located at the University of Minnesota (UMN) or Mass General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA. ATP-Bio REU students are advised by a faculty member and mentored by a graduate student, but students will be part of a greater research community and participate in activities to advance both their scientific knowledge and understanding of a career in STEM. Every student has a project of their own, with specific responsibilities, but will be part of a cohort to cultivate new cryopreservation knowledge. Students will participate in social activities and professional development opportunities, such as learning about how to give effective scientific talks and research posters. Lodging and travel will be provided, along with a stipend. ATP-Bio aims to enhance the diversity of future scientific communities; we strongly encourage applications from underserved, underrepresented, and underresourced groups.
Applicant Qualifications • Excited to do research (no prior research experience necessary)! • Currently enrolled in a community college or 4-year university and planning to major in a science discipline (engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or related fields) • Will be enrolled as a full-time student in Fall 2022 • Will have completed one year of community college/university by June 2022