Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in
Biophysics at the University of Michigan (REU)
The University of Michigan Biophysics Department Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU) in Biophysics provides selected undergraduate students** from around the United States an opportunity to conduct ten weeks of summer research with some of the country's leading physicists in a range of experimental physics fields. The program is conducted in concert with the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program and is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation. REU students have the opportunity to participate in a biophysics laboratory utilizing various techniques, such as x-ray crystallography and NMR. We are unable to offer a Summer REU Program at the University of Michigan in 2017. Please check back later in the year for our 2018 program.
The Biophysics Program at the University of Michigan is one of very few standalone biophysics programs in the US and has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research. Since Biophysics is extremely intellectually diverse, our aim is not only to provide research experience in a subfield of the discipline, but to also provide an overview of state-of-the-art research in the field, and the experimental and theoretical/computational methods and techniques that are commonly used.
The research experience has been constructed to have two components:
In order to apply for the Biophysics REU Program, applicants are required to complete the online application, as well as submit official copies of transcripts (from all school/s attended) and 1 letter of recommendation. Applications will be accepted starting December, 2017. For full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, February 24, 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and students with outstanding applications may be admitted earlier.
**Please note: Our funding only allows for us to fund US citizens. Support can be granted to permanent residents with the proper documentation. Students from University of Michigan are not eligible.
Students who are selected to participate in the program will receive:
REU projects are available in many different biophysical areas. Please click here and here for a list of specific faculty interests. You may assume that every faculty member is interested in hosting an REU student. Active REU research areas in Biohysics at Michigan include:
Previous students have stated:
"I was very pleased with my overall experience here at the University of Michigan. The experiences that I have undergone greatly exceeded my highest expectations. I can only hope that future students have the same type of outcome from this excellent program." - Tim Stead, 2014
"Overall, it was a great program, and I learned much about the research on going on in Biophysics and how I could use my previous knowledge to work on new and exciting problems." - Katie Kruk, 2014
"You guys did a wonderful job." - Nigel Michki, 2014