The UBM Program
- Students have worked in pairs (one undergraduate majoring in biological sciences, biochemistry & molecular biology, or bioinformatics and computational biology paired with an undergraduate majoring in mathematics or statistics) on a long-term research project guided by a team of faculty from both departments.
- Students selected research topics from a wide range of disciplines in biology, including physiology, cell biology, genetics, and evolution.
- Students learned to develop and apply modern mathematical and statistical approaches to address questions in focal research areas and test these models in experimental settings.
- Students participated in all aspects of the research including defining hypotheses, designing experimental protocols (computational and biological), executing experiments, analyzing data, and interpreting and presenting results.
- Research experiences were for two years, including one full time summer.
- Student support included stipends for 8 hours of research per week during each fall and spring semester and 35 hours per week during one summer semester. Summer support included stipend, housing, insurance and meals. Additional money was provided for student travel to attend and present the results of his/her research at a national scientific meeting.