This semester, we have 16 laboratories available for you. 11 labs are Rutgers University-Camden (RUC) labs, and 5 labs are Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). Once students are accepted to a research lab for shadowing, they will spend a few hours each week (1-4 hours depending on the agreement between the student and the professor) in the lab interacting with the professor and their graduate students. Students are not expected to perform experiments or do lab chores (e.g. dishwashing).
The application window opens from February 1 starting at 9 a.m. through February 17 closing at 5 p.m. Complete the form below and click “Submit”.
Lab options are below the form. You may choose up to 3 RUC labs and 1 CMSRU lab.
Follow the instructions and the application time period strictly.
- Resume (1 page) and Cover Letter/Personal Statement (maximum 1 page). Use the .pdf file format.
- You may consider guidelines for your resume and cover letter HERE.
- Include your LinkedIn account link in the resume.
- Use your scarletmail.rutgers.edu email address.
- Spell-check the text
- Ask a couple of people to proofread your application package.
After you submit your application, we will review applications and set up interviews. The schedule will take place as follows:
- Interviews will be scheduled from February 20 – February 24.
- Professors will send the list of accepted students to the instructor by 5 pm on February 24.
- Interview results will be notified to the students by 9 am March 3.
- Shadowing duration: March – April.
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RUC Lab options (choose 3 and order by preference)
Angélica L. González
Area of research: Effects of natural and human-induced environmental changes on the diversity, composition and function of communities and ecosystems.
Areas of interest: urban ecology, eco-evolutionary dynamics, ecological consequences of climate change, especially extreme weather events, the dynamics of species interactions (especially mutualisms), and species invasions
Area of research: Understanding the molecular and neural mechanisms underlying stress resilience and vulnerability; special focus on transcriptional regulation, neural circuits, and immune system function.
Areas of Interest: Annelid development and evolution
Area of research: developmental biology on egg development in Drosophila
Cooper Lab CMSRU options (choose 1)
Area of Research: The effects of sleep disorders on the development of cardiorespiratory dysfunction, specifically how sleep effects the neural circuits that regulate cardiorespiratory function
Gonzalo A. Carrasco
Area of Research: Effect of marijuana-like compounds (a.k.a. cannabinoids) on brain neurotransmission in brain disease.
Susy C. Kohout
Area of research: The Kohout lab studies how cells communicate, focusing on the interface between electrical and chemical signaling, by integrating biophysics, molecular neuroscience, and cell biology.