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

Plant Pathology
Faculty Advisor
Lirong Zeng
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Start Date
Paid or Volunteer
Paid Rate
Approx $4000 for the summer
Hours Per Week

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.


The student must meet the following criteria:

                • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

                • Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree (E.g., students graduating in May are not eligible for the Summer Research Program for the summer in which they graduate.)

 Preference will be given to students based on these criteria:

                • Completion of advanced coursework related to molecular biology, biochemistry or plant genetics.

                • Junior or senior standing with one year of remaining undergraduate coursework

                • Evidence of interest in pursuing an advanced degree (master's or Ph.D.)

 Applications are especially encouraged from students in these groups:

                • Historically underrepresented in STEM or graduate education

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