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Role of Organelle-localized Lys63-Linked Ubiquitination in Plant Immunity

Plant Pathology
Faculty Advisor
Lirong Zeng
Contact Email
Start Date
6/5/17
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
35-40

This is a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant award-supported summer intern research opportunity. The incumbent for this position will be provided with research training in the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions in the lab for 8 - 10 weeks in the summer with a stipend of ~ $4000 paid by the grant. The student will learn the latest, cutting-edge techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and plant pathology. The eligibility for such student is listed below.  Please contact me by email if you are interested.

 Eligibility

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Drinking Water Contaminants and Adverse Health Outcomes

School of Natural Resources
Faculty Advisor
Patrick J. Shea
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/2017
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 17-18

We are looking for a student interested in learning more about the adverse health outcomes associated with exposure to drinking water contaminants.  Our research would appeal to someone interested in 1) conducting experiments in the laboratory using a chicken embryo model to evaluate toxicity and/or 2) conducting epidemiology studies to evaluate risk of adverse health outcomes (birth defects and non-Hodgkin lymphoma) associated with exposure to drinking water contaminants in Nebraska.

Students wanting to apply for  Fall 2017 would be eligible.

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Controls on Permeability Heterogeneity in Sand Bars of the Loup River, Nebraska

School of Natural Resources
Faculty Advisor
Jesse Korus
Contact Email
Start Date
6/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid via UCARE
Hours Per Week
20

The spatial distribution of permeability in sand bars is key to the hydrologic function of river beds.  The goal of this project to develop an understanding of the sedimentary processes that control permeability heterogeneity.  The project will involve field and laboratory work.  Field work will be conducted in central Nebraska in the Loup River system.  This work will involve wading through shallow water, installing tubes for permeability testing, making measurements, and operating

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Network Analysis

Biochemistry
Faculty Advisor
Tomas Helikar
Contact Email
Start Date
8/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
15+

Interested in working on a leading-edge systems and network biology research?

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Software (DevOps) Engineer Intern

Biochemistry
Faculty Advisor
Tomas Helikar
Contact Email
Start Date
8/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid

Interested in working on a cutting-edge software for computational modeling of biological systems?

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Converting Weather & Climate Information into Nuisance Risk Assessment Tools for Animal Producers

Biological Systems Engineering and School of Natural Resources
Faculty Advisor
Rick Koelsch
Contact Email
Start Date
9/1/16
Paid or Volunteer
Paid
Hours Per Week
10

The Nebraska State Climate office is providing new opportunities for utilizing weather data and forecasting resources.  Our faculty team proposes to employ a student to develop a new set of tools for assessing odor and dust risks associated with an animal feeding operation.

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