bioBUDS Research Internship
Note: bioBUDS is moving the Research Internship to the spring quarter starting in the 2023-24 academic year.
The bioBUDS Research Internship pairs Stanford undergraduates with mentors in biology labs on campus to gain exposure to biology research. Participants will be further supported during their research through the bioBUDS course in the spring quarter (BIO 114C) and receive 2 units of credit. All participants in the program will present their work at quarter-end research symposium. In addition to these benefits, students will also participate in summer professional development sessions and receive monetary compensation disbursed at the end of the spring quarter. The mentors for the 2024 Internship are listed below along with a link to descriptions of their mentorship style and project details. These projects range across biological disciplines with opportunities in neuroscience, ecology, therapeutics, and beyond!
Participants in the Internship must:
- Enroll in BIO 114C
- Attend all required sessions and complete course assignments for BIO 114C
- Work with your mentor in lab for no more than 8 hours/week
- Participate in summer professional development sessions
The 2024 application is now open. The application will be due on March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm.
Questions? Reach out to the bioBUDS instructors (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
2024 Research Mentors
Use the links on each name to view mentor profile and project details.
- Rosa McGuire: Temperature effects on nectar microbe communities
- Collin Gross: Evolution of sexual dimorphism and mating behavior in amphipod crustaceans
- Kirsten Verster: Insect adaptation in extreme environments
- Amaury Payelleville: Priority effect and coexistence in soil microorganisms
- Andrea Nebhut: Plant competition in a changing climate
- Shweta Modgil: Optic nerve stroke and potential therapeutic targets
- Dario Pfyffer: Pain processing in the central nervous system of chronic pain patients
- Andy Garcia: Lipid biosynthesis in extreme microbes
- Mausam Kalita and Samantah Reyes: Imaging neuroinflammation
- Lucas Nell: Evolutionary trade-offs in nectar-inhabiting yeast
- Jean CC Vila: Evolutionary dynamics of wine fermentation
- Alexis Diaz: Demography of Antarctic populations
- Xiaoxu Zhong: Stability mechanism and therapeutic potential of micro- and nano-bubbles
- Oliver Nguyen: Urban Ecology and City Planning Through a Justice Lens
- Alex Donny: Which bacteria are responsible for killing our cultured cells?? A bacteria-based murder mystery!
- Yingjie Li: Unearthing the Health Benefits of Urban Green Spaces
- Nadia Haghani: Swordtail fish color and pattern diversity!