When Ramon Castellanos, a BME at Florida International University, applied for a National Science Foundation-funded summer research...
Funded by the National Science Foundation
Each summer, the University of Virginia trains ten undergraduate students in the skills, confidence and mentorship necessary for careers in the exciting field of multi-scale systems bioengineering and biomedical data sciences. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation as a Research Experience for Undergraduates site.
Participants are immersed in a tight-knit lab culture for ten weeks, as they conduct closely-mentored independent research. All projects have a strong clinical relevance and include both experimentation and computational analyses. Projects range in scale from molecular dynamics and bioinformatics to subcellular networks to whole-cell models to tissue-, organ- and population-level models.
Join us as we discover new ways to solve medical problems, rooted in data science, quantitative analysis and systems modeling. Math saves lives!
Advances in our ability to acquire data on human health mean we now need to equip biomedical engineers with data science skills.
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Timothy Allen is REU director and principal investigator for NSF Grant #1560282. Hannah Moore manages admissions and student services. Questions? SystemsBioengREU@virginia.eduBME at UVA
We use the NSF ETAP common application for REU sites. Be sure to select UVA's "Multi-Scale Systems Bioengineering and Biomedical Data Sciences" site.NSF REU Common Application
We have a deep pool of faculty mentors from ten departments across four schools at the University of Virginia.Mentors
students trained since 2017
applicants per year for 10 spots
participation from students from underrepresented backgrounds
participation from women students