Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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Undergraduate Research in Plant Biology

Students are encouraged to go beyond coursework and search for research experience opportunities. Faculty regularly accept undergraduates into their laboratories for independent study projects and as part of ongoing work.

The Undergraduate Research at Cornell and Undergraduate Research in Biology websites are good starting points for learning about the diverse opportunities for undergraduate research at Cornell. Additionally, students can identify potential faculty mentors by browsing the Plant Biology research areas and concentrations, or by using the Research Mentor search engine at the Undergraduate Biology site.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Georg Jander and Jian Hua currently serves as Co-PIs on a NSF-REU (National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Plant Genome Internship. This project introduces high school and undergraduate students to state-of-the-art techniques in plant biology and trains students in scientific ethics, laboratory safety, and data presentation.

Undergraduate Research Programs at Cornell

Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides information about exploring the wealth of research opportunities at Cornell.

Honors Program

The Honors Program in biological sciences is designed to offer advanced training in laboratory and field research through the performance of an original research project under the direct guidance of a member of the Cornell faculty.