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2016 REU Summer Research Program  


First Place Winner

Micquel Downs, Tulane University


(Left to Right: Dr. Fern Tsien, Micquel Downs, Dr. Sunyoung Kim, Dr. Allison Augustus-Wallace)


Second Place Winner

Claudia Saborit, Cornell University


(Left to Right: Dr. Fern Tsien, Claudia Saborit, Dr. Pam Kozlowski, Dr. Allison Augustus-Wallace)


Third Place Winners:

Denicka Wilson, Howard University

Kenya Moore, Dillard University

Cosette Zacarias, University of Maryland


(Left to Right: Dr. Judy Crabtree, Denicka Wilson, Dr. Allison Augustus-Wallace, Dr. Fern Tsien)



(Left to Right: Dr. Fern Tsien, Kenya Moore, Dr. Allison Augustus-Wallace)


REU Closing Ceremony Pictures


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Director and Principal Investigator
Dr. Fern Tsien

Dr. Allison C. Augustus-Wallace

Dr. Hamilton Farris


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2017 REU Summer Research Program

UPDATE 4/19/17

The REU Committee is still in the process of reviewing applications. Notice of determinations will be sent to all students by Friday, May 5, 2017. 

Application Process - REU



Program Resources

REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduate Minorities in Genetics and the Basic Sciences

About the program

Welcome to our site! The purpose of this program is to provide undergraduate students interested in a career in biological sciences a 10 week research experience. Underrepresented minority students in the basic sciences will be provided with one-on-one training by LSUHSC faculty in designing and conducting experiments, as well as presenting their results. In addition to research, interns will participate in seminars and interactive workshops on topics such as resume writing for graduate school applications and responsible conduct in research. The program matches students with faculty members from one of LSUHSC's Departments or Centers of Basic Sciences:

  • Biostatistics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology, Immunology, & Parasitology
  • Neuroscience  
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

At the end of the program, students will present their research in the form of a poster at LSUHSC Research Day. These posters will be judged by local scientists.


This program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).