The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University offers undergraduate students from colleges and universities around the country a chance to participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanotech meet. Enjoy 10 weeks of research in the fields of nanotechnology for biology and bioengineering in a hands-on, graduate level laboratory.
Program Objectives: • To provide students with a greater understanding of the development and applications of nanotechnology for biology and bioengineering. • To give students a solid grounding in research methodologies in these areas. • To inspire students with a deeper appreciation for the contributions that improved technology in nanotechnology for biology and bioengineering can make to our lives. • To grant students with a truly unique educational experience, with research at the core, while at the same time serving as an ideal foundation for future graduate work.
Each student will enjoy the advantages of: • Graduate student mentoring. • Guidance from faculty. • Stipend with paid housing and a travel allowance. • Professional development seminars, social activities, journal clubs, and day trips to local industry partners. • Participation in oral presentations and an interdisciplinary poster session.
Undergraduate students from all institutions who have at least completed their freshman year and will not be graduating before the start of the program. -Under-represented students in science and engineering are encouraged to apply. -Per NSF guidelines, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply, Johns Hopkins University students are not eligible. -GPA of 3.5 or better. -Available for at least 10 weeks during the summer of 2018
Additional Salary Information: Stipend, housing, and travel paid by NSF.
About Johns Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology
The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) is an exceptionally diverse, multidisciplinary team of faculty, researchers, and student experts uncovering new knowledge and creating innovative technologies at the interface of nanoscience, engineering, and medicine. Launched in 2006, INBT aims to revolutionize research by fostering a collaborative environment among engineers, scientist, and clinicians to pioneer new ways to solve some of the most complex challenges in healthcare and the environment. It brings together experts from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Whiting School of Engineering, Applied Physics Lab, and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
INBT’s research focuses on improving and searching for new solutions to challenges in healthcare and the environment. It supports research utilizing nanoscience to advance our understanding of cellular and molecular dynamics. Researchers use this knowledge to develop novel diagnostic tools for early disease detection, study stem cells and regenerative engineering to repair damaged and diseased tissues, and engineer cancer therapies by studying cancerous cells at a precise level of detail in a three-dimensional environment