Analysis of Stress in Biological Systems:
an NSF-UBM project at LMU
|What is the ASBS program?||A two-year program of study integrating biology and mathematics through in-depth summer research programs between the sophomore and junior years, and again between the junior and senior years, together with coursework and additional research credit during the academic year.|
|What are the eligibility requirements?||Sophomores
with interest in biology and mathematics are welcome to apply. A year of
calculus and a year of biology are strongly recommended. You'll need at
least one (calc or bio), and both would be better.
|What are the benefits?||
$3000 stipend each summer!
|What exactly will I do?||
Spring of your sophomore year, sign
up for Math 298: Introduction to Biomathematics. This course will prepare
you for the summer research and beyond.
|How do I apply?||Applications
are available in rtf and pdf
formats right here.
You will need to provide us your ID number, so that we can check your transcript.
You will need to have a faculty member provide us a letter of recommendation.
Full details are in the application form.
|What are the projects?||Projects include analyzing the impact of heavy metals on spiders in the Ballona Wetlands, functional genomics applied to adaptation in stressing environments, shape and asymmetries of plants and animals, and gene expression networks modeling. Detailed descriptions of the projects can be downloaded here.|
|What faculty are involved?||Dr.
Wendy Binder, Biology, Asymmetry
Dr. Thomas Zachariah, Mathematics, Functional Genomics and Gene Expression
Dr. Kam Dahlquist, Biology, Functional Genomics and Gene Expression
Dr. Pippa Drennan, Biology, Asymmetry
Dr. Ben Fitzpatrick, Mathematics, Asymmetry and Wetlands Spiders
Dr. Gary Kuleck, Biology, Functional Genomics and Gene Expression
Dr. Martin Ramirez, Biology, Wetlands Spiders
|How can I learn more?||Talk to any of the faculty above!|