NOAA-EPP Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) IMET Summer Internship Program
June 3- August 2, 2013
Each summer, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology at the Inner Harbor offers students the opportunity to conduct research in marine sciences applying molecular tools.
The summer internship will provide orientation to working in a lab, seminars on the use of molecular techniques in fisheries and environmental research, a one-day workshop on communicating science, and a research project with an LMRCSC-associated faculty mentor.
The program consists of a 9-week research project mentored by an UMCES-LMRCSC associated faculty mentor, along with orientation to working in a lab, seminars on the use of molecular techniques in fisheries and environmental research, and a one-day workshop on communicating science.
Who is eligible?
Undergraduates with US citizenship studying marine science, fisheries, or biological sciences with an interest in marine science/fisheries, having a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Preference will be given to students from the LMRCSC partner institutions, Delaware State University, Hampton University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Savannah State University, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami and Oregon State University.
Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
What benefits will you receive?
In addition to a summer immersed in research, students receive a stipend of $4,000, housing accommodations if needed, as well as professional preparation and career advice. In addition, students are eligible for 4 credits by arrangement with their home institution.
How to apply?
Fill out the application form as a Word document and email to Dr. Rosemary Jagus, email@example.com. Applications are due by April 5, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by April 16. All students offered a position have until April 20 to accept or reject the offer.
The LMRCSC-IMET Summer Internship Program is supported by funding from NOAA-EPP through the Cooperative Science Center Program.
LMRCSC Projects at IMET: Summer 2013
Details of LMRCSC opportunities at IMET can be found at http://www.umces.edu/imet/lmrcsc.
Dr. Sook Chung/Dr. Joe Pitula: Quantifying environmental impacts on the recruitment and potential landing of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.
Dr. Jim Du: Molecular regulation of fish muscle development and growth.
Dr. Allen Place: Diet and feeding of menhaden using barcoding identification of gut contents.
Dr. Allen Place/Dr. Jessica Miller: Effects of prey quality on tissue lipids and taurine in juvenile Chinook salmon.
Dr. Eric Schott: Biogeography of a lethal blue crab virus in the western Atlantic.
Essential Fish Habitat
Dr. Feng Chen/Dr. Joe Pitula: Dinoflagellate community structure within a Maryland coastal bay ecosystem.
Dr. Rose Jagus/Dr. Allen Place: Role of eIF4Es in the regulation of gene expression in the dinoflagellate, Karlodinium veneficum.
Dr. Eric Schott/Dr Shil DasSarma: Using halophiles from terrestrial habitats as indicators of salt runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.
Environmentally Responsible Aquaculture
Dr. Hal Schreier: Interaction of probiotic and pathogenic bacteria in oyster hatchery culture
Dr. Rose Jagus: Use of eIF2a phosphorylation as an indicator of stress in cobia and zebrafish.
Dr. Keiko Saito: Sustainable marine aquaculture: Microbial processes for waste treatment of fish farming.
Dr. Russell Hill/Ryan Powell: Microalgae with potential for biofuels production: interactions with associated bacteria.
Dr. Yantao Li: Understanding the pathway for triacylglycerol synthesis in the chloroplast of microalgae: Implications for biofuels production.