Plant Genome Research Internship Summer 2013
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research - Ithaca, NY

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The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) at the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University offers paid, 10-week summer internships for students interested in a research career in plant sciences to protect the environment, enhance human health, and improve agriculture. This is a great opportunity to gain research experience in the following areas of plant science research:

• Bioenergy and Bioproducts
• Cell and Developmental Biology
• Disease and Resistance
• Genomics and Systems Biology
• Molecular Biology
• Plant-Insect Interactions
• Biochemistry
• Epigenetics
• Plant-Fungi Symbiosis
• Breeding for Crop Improvement
• Environmental and Stress Response
• Science Education
• Bioinformatics and Computer Science

By participating in PGRP summer internships, students gain a broader knowledge of plant genetics and take away a better understanding of genuine scientific research. Students in the internship program will have the opportunity to:
• Work closely with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists on a supervised independent project within the framework of the mentor's research program
• Attend weekly plant science seminar with scientists from BTI, Cornell and the USDA
• Present their research to the other students, scientists, and mentors at our PGRP Student Symposium
• Attend lab meetings, read and discuss recent literature related to their project
• Participate in fieldwork, depending on the lab
This position is an internship starting on June 2013 for a duration of 10 weeks, 40 hours per week. For more information contact: Tiffany Fleming pgrp-outreach@cornell.edu