Summer research projects for undergraduate students are available in the Department of Molecular Genetics. Research in the department addresses questions of fundamental importance in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology using bacteriophage, bacteria, yeast, flies, nematodes, and mammalian cells as model systems.

The summer research program runs for 12 weeks, from May to August. In addition to performing lab research, we will host a variety of events including career development workshops and scientific talks. The program culminates with a poster session during which students will present their work. Students should first identify a faculty member that will supervise them for the summer, and then register for the program using the application form linked to below.

Details of payment should be discussed with your faculty supervisor. All students that submit an application form will automatically be considered for funding support through the Life Sciences program. The department makes the decisions on these awards internally based on the merit of each applicant, and all you need to do is submit the linked application form to the department to be considered. Competitive candidates should have an average of B+ or better, and successful applicants will receive a stipend through the Life Sciences program. We also have a small number of funding slots through NSERC that provide a higher level of funding support. These awards are available only for faculty who currently hold an NSERC grant, and the application process requires a formal submission to NSERC. Please discuss with your supervisor to determine if they are eligible for NSERC funding through Molecular Genetics. If you do apply for NSERC funding, you need to coordinate the application process with our own internal review. To do this, please notify the program coordinator, Marc Meneghini. Other questions may be directed to student services.

For more information on how to apply and participating faculty members see: http://www.moleculargenetics.utoronto.ca/summer-research-program.