USM Chemistry REU
March 25, 2020, The REU Program for summer 2020 has been cancelled due to the unexpected
impact of COVID-19.
Sensing and Assembly Based on Non-covalent Interactions
2020 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Southern Mississippi
Funded by NSF, this “Sensing and Assembly Based on Non-covalent Interactions” program
will provide the participating REU students an extensive 10-week summer research experience
(May 26 – July 31) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University
of Southern Mississippi (USM). This program will also provide professional trainings
and workshops and conclude with a research symposium. (*pending final approval from
Main research thrusts:
- Assembly of macromolecules and proteins
- Ultra-sensitive and quantitative detection
- Asymmetric synthesis of bioactive molecules and their applications in biochemistry
- $5,000 stipend
- Housing and meal plan provided
- Travel assistance
Who should apply:
- Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Current undergraduate students who have completed at least their freshman year but
have not graduated, majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field.
- Strong academic record with a desire to conduct research; GPA > 2.8.
- Students from underrepresented groups in STEM (women, NSF-defined underrepresented
minorities, and persons with disabilities) and students from community colleges or
other academic institutions with limited research opportunities, are especially encouraged
How to apply:
a) a completed application form (application form download link)
b) undergraduate transcript(s).
c) one-page personal statement which includes your previous and current
research experience, your research interests, and your career goals.
- Please also have one faculty at the undergraduate institution send a recommendation
letter to: Jan.WilkinsonFREEMississippi with the subject line “REU Recommendation Letter”.
Faculty participants (to visit individual research group websites, please go to:
- Matthew G. Donahue (Organic chemistry), current funding: NIH
- Song Guo (Physical and materials chemistry) current funding: NSF
- Faqing Huang (RNA chemistry), current funding: NIH
- Jacques J. Kessl (Biochemistry), current funding: NIH
- Wujian Miao (Sensors based on Electrochemistry, Electrocatalysts), current funding: DoD
- Julie Pigza (Organic Chemistry, Organocatalysis), current funding: NSF
- Vijay Rangachari (Biophysical chemistry), current funding: NSF, NIH
- Karl J. Wallace (Inorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry), current funding: DoD
For more information about this program, please contact program director:
Dr. Song Guo: Song.GuoFREEMississippi