What You Do
This REU site provides students the opportunity to (1) obtain a “hands-on” research experience working on an individual project that utilizes state-of-the-art physical and chemical characterization tools to quantitatively address biologically relevant problems, (2) formally and informally learn about the strong connections between chemistry and biology, (3) be a part of a truly collaborative research effort (by being a member of a dynamic, active research group), and (4) experience a new school and / or research environment in a different part of the country.
Students will also participate in a series of workshops that will cover (1) Protein X-Ray Crystallography, (2) Scanning Probe Techniques for Biological Samples, (3) Bio-Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, (4) Single Molecule Spectroscopy / Imaging of Biomolecular Machines.
In addition you will
- Learn advanced characterization methods including Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy, AFM, NMR, Mass Spectrometry, and X-Ray
- Participate in ongoing research projects
- Gain valuable laboratory experience in cutting edge techniques and working in a team environment with 10 other students
- Have fun, make new friends, see the Palouse