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Biology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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We’ve made it easier for you to find out about opportunities for research participation in the Dept of Biology. Our researchers are often looking for lab and/or field assistance. By working with them, you’ll gain valuable training and research skills. See the list below for opportunities that are currently available.
 

Research TopicResearch DescriptionTime FramePosition DescriptionRequirementsTime Commitment of Student Contact Name and Email
Mississippi River research in field and labField sampling and making measurements from a boat of the Mississippi River and various lakes associated with the river.Spring and Summer 2022Biology elective credit (BISC 491), Work study (if eligible, hourly wage thru Financial Aid office), Student worker (hourly wage)Must be able to swim, able to work weekends, comfortable around water and fish and occasional flying bugsTime commitment will vary from week to week. Some weeks there will be no work. Other weeks there may be 10 or more hours of work. There is some flexibility in work hours depending on project needs and student needs.Clifford Ochs
byochs@olemiss.edu
Plant Growth and Developmental Responses to TemperatureI'm looking for highly motivated undergraduate students to join my research program, which focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which plants sense and respond to the changing environmental light and temperature signals. The students will learn cutting-edge techniques in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, plant physiology, and genetics. The students are responsible to carry out experiments, analyze data, discuss the results during one-on-one or group meetings, and prepare the publications. Freshmen and Sophomores with no research background are also encouraged to contact me.Spring 2022 and onwardsVolunteer (experience is its own reward!), Biology elective credit (BISC 491), Work study (if eligible, hourly wage thru Financial Aid office)Three requirements: 1) interested in my research projects; 2) willing to learn and communicate with the professor; 3) serious about scientific research and responsible.8-10 hours per week for freshmen and sophomores; at least 10 hours per week for junior and senior students; most of my research projects will last 2-4 years so I hope the students can spend at least one year on the projects.Yongjian Qiu
yqiu@olemiss.edu
Plant response to gravityI'm looking for highly motivated undergraduate students to join my research program, which focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which plant shoots and roots sense and respond to gravity. The students will learn cutting-edge techniques in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, plant physiology, and genetics. The students are responsible to carry out experiments, analyze data, discuss the results during one-on-one or group meetings, and prepare the publications. Freshmen and Sophomores with no research background are also encouraged to contact me.Summer 2022 and onwardsVolunteer (experience is its own reward!), Biology elective credit (BISC 491), Work study (if eligible, hourly wage thru Financial Aid office)Three requirements: 1) interested in my research projects; 2) willing to learn and communicate with the professor; 3) serious about scientific research and responsible.8-10 hours per week for freshmen and sophomores; at least 10 hours per week for junior and senior students; most of my research projects will last 2-4 years so I hope the students can spend at least one year on the projects.Yongjian Qiu
yqiu@olemiss.edu
Cardiovascular Development and DiseaseWe study how the identity, shape, size and location of cardiovascular cells changes during development and diseaseOngoingVolunteer (experience is its own reward!), Biology elective credit (BISC 491), Work study (if eligible, hourly wage thru Financial Aid office), Other (see researcher for details)Independent and critical thinkingCommitment of at least 10 hours a weekJoshua Bloomekatz
josh@olemiss.edu