REU Mentors

Our faculty are committed to training undergraduates and involving them as critical components of their research programs.


Undergraduate students in our faculty mentors' labs have won best paper awards in conference proceedings, won competitions, and co-authored papers in high-profile journals including Science, Nature Cell Biology, Neuron, Nature Neuroscience, Molecular Systems Biology, and PLOS Computational Biology.

Timothy Allen, Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: pedagogy in systems modeling, protein translation

Laura Barnes, Systems & Information Engineering
Research areas: health informatics, machine learning

Silvia Blemker, Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: muscle mechanics and remodeling

Mete Civelek, Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: big data analytics, personalized medicine

Christopher Deppmann, Biology
Research areas: neuron dynamics

Greg Gerling, Systems & Information Engineering
Research areas: computational neuroscience, design

Jeffrey Holmes, Biomedical Engineering / Medicine
Research areas: cardiac biomechanics and remodeling

Kevin Janes, Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: cellular signaling, cancer, host-pathogen interactions

Peter Kasson, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Research areas: infection by emerging viruses, drug-resistant bacteria, protein structure

Matthew Lazzara, Chemical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: cell signalling, cancer

Clint Miller, Center for Public Health Genomics  / Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: genomics, data science, cardiovascular genetics

Kristen Naegle, Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: regulation and function of tyrosine phosphorylation in complex networks

Jason Papin, Biomedical Engineering
Research areas:: metabolic networks, infectious disease, cancer

Shayn Peirce-Cottler, Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: tissue patterning, angiogenesis, tissue engineering

Yanjun (Jane) Qi, Computer Science
Research areas: bioinformatics, protein structure

Jeffrey Saucerman, Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: cellular signaling, image processing

Chongzhi Zang, Center for Public Health Genomics / Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: bioinformatics, cancer, epigenetics and genomics

Eli Zunder, Biomedical Engineering
Research areas: cell lineage trajectories, brain disorders

 

  • Apply and Contact

    NOTE: The Systems Bioengineering REU at UVA is currently under consideration for its next three years of funding by the National Science Foundation. Until the funding decision is announced, the program application will not be live on the NSF Common Application site.  Just keep checking back!  We'll update this message soon!

    To apply, please visit National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates website. Select "How to Apply" in the top menu, then click either the “Engineering” drop-down or on the link "Engineering common application.” When selecting the program to apply to, be sure to then select “UVA Systems Bioengineering REU" and follow the instructions.

    The application generally opens in November.  Applications are reviewed and decisions made on a rolling basis beginning February 1st.  The application deadline is the last day in February.

    Contact:

    Hannah Moore
    Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
    University of Virginia
    Box 800759, Health System
    Charlottesville, VA 22908
    SystemsBioengREU@virginia.edu

    NSF Common REU Application
  • Dates and details

    NOTE: The Systems Bioengineering REU at UVA is currently under consideration for its next three years of funding by the National Science Foundation. Until the funding decision is announced, the program application will not be live on the NSF Common Application site.  Just keep checking back!  We'll update this message soon!

    The Summer 2020 program dates are May 25 - July 31, 2020

    Application review begins February 1st. The last day to apply is February 28, 2020.

    $5000 stipend for 10-week research program (this may increase for 2020)

    Reimbursement of travel costs up to $400

    Free on-campus housing and dining plan

    Introductory “boot camp” short course on systems bioengineering modeling basics

    Weekly workshops on ethics and professional development

    Presentation at the Systems Biology Summer Research Symposium

    Opportunity for travel award to present at the fall BMES conference

     

    The UVA Multi-Scale Systems Bioengineering REU is funded by NSF Grant #1560282
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  • Letters of Support

    NOTE: The Systems Bioengineering REU at UVA is currently under consideration for its next three years of funding by the National Science Foundation. Until the funding decision is announced, the program application will not be live on the NSF Common Application site.  Just keep checking back!  We'll update this message soon!

    The NSF Common Application system will automatically prompt the letter writers you designate, once you submit your application. As a courtesy, please let your letter writers know that you have applied and should expect this prompt.  We strongly recommend that your letters should be from a faculty member, research advisor, or other professional mentor within your discipline who can address your potential, abilities, and motivation for engaging in research.

  • Other REUs at UVA that may interest you

    Multi-Scale Systems Bioengineering REU Mentors may also be mentors for these summer research programs at UVA.

    UVA SRIP

    The Summer Research Internship Program provides an outstanding environment to learn first hand about a career in biomedical research while preparing to succeed in gaining admission to graduate school. Many of our former SRIP participants have matriculated into M.D./Ph.D. and Ph.D. programs, including at UVA. The program hosts approximately 35 students each year. The program targets, but is not limited to, racially and ethnically diverse students in their junior and senior years. 

    NIH Diabetes Summer Research Program

    The objectives of the program are to train the next generation of scientists and engineers to build an interdisciplinary research pipeline in the field of diabetes research and treatment through participating in challenging diabetes- related projects supervised by research mentors from UVA. It includes seminar- based lectures, individual student-tailored research projects, and clinical immersion. Specific emphasis is given to students from traditionally underrepresented racial, gender, and ethnic groups in the STEM and biomedical research fields.  Last year the program hosted 12 students.

    Wireless Health REU (link coming soon)

    The goal of this effort is to provide an intensive faculty-mentored, research experience over an eight week period. NSF funded.  The program hosts approximately 10 students each year.