Genomics Research Initiative

Culver-Stockton College was awarded a Science Education Alliance grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to create hands-on research opportunities for underclassmen as part of a national experiment in both research and education that will result in a significant contribution to the broader genomics field.

Fast Facts:

- The SEA initiative includes a real research problem that allows freshmen to experience science research in a collaborative environment involving many different institutions around the country.

- Students absorb the process of science, as well as the critical thinking and communication skills that are keys for research careers.

- Each year, C-SC sends one or two Genomics students to present their research at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus.

In the two-semester course, students will:

- Isolate viruses that infect bacteria from local soil
- Prepare the virus DNA for sequencing
- Annotate and compare the sequenced genome
- Collaborate with other institutions in the SEA network

How to apply:

Both biology majors and non-majors are eligible if they meet the criteria. Students who are interested in applying should submit an application. CLICK HERE to Complete an Online Application.

Contact:

Dr. Holly LaFerriere, Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph: (573) 288-6563
Email: hlaferriere@culver.edu

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