Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular Biology
Undergraduate Summer Research Program

University of Wyoming

This program will unfortunately not run in Summer, 2014.

The University of Wyoming is proud to offer summer research opportunities to external undergraduate students to engage in research in bioinformatics and computational molecular biology in Laramie. The summer research program will return in 2013 and last from May 27, 2013 to August 2, 2013 and will include a stipend of $3500 for the period. Confirmed external speakers in the summer program include Claus Wilke (University of Texas), Michael Lynch (Indiana University), and Oliver Eulenstein (Iowa State University).

The program in 2007-2008 included students from Amherst College, Oberlin College, Grinnell College, Juniata College, SUNY-Buffalo, and CUNY.

Information on the 2009 students and their research can be found here.

Information on the 2010 students and their research can be found here.

Information on the 2011 students and their research can be found here.

Information on the 2013 students and their research can be found here.

The program includes both lectures and educational opportunities as well as a focus on a research experience. Lectures will be given by both University of Wyoming faculty and external speakers.

Several labs that will host bioinformatics/computational molecular biology students include:

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and statement of research interests to, arrange to have 2 letters of recommendation sent directly by the letter writer to, and arrange to have an official transcript sent to:

David Liberles
Department of Molecular Biology
Dept. 3944
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

Your cover letter should indicate: 1). Any prior experience in computer programming and if none, any interest in a mini-tutorial on programming; 2). Your plans (if known) immediately after graduation and if they include immediately attending graduate or professional school; 3). If your ultimate career plans involve a Ph.D., an M.D., or an M.D./Ph.D., and 4). Your top two choices of research group to work in over the summer.

We are no longer accepting new applicants for the 2013 program.

This program is listed among summer programs from the ASBMB.