Genomics NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

22 February 2022

The Snyder-Mackler Lab at Arizona State University is seeking 2-3 undergraduate students to join our lab for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) positions in the summer of 2022 (June 13-August 5, 2022/8 weeks). The positions are supported through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and participants will receive a $450 stipend per week, and will be expected to participate 30hr/week. The position will be held virtually for the first 6 weeks and if COVID permits, will be followed by a 2-week in-person wet lab bootcamp. There is no limit on the geographical location of the student, however, due to our funding source, we are limited to individuals who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students who will have received their bachelor’s and will not be enrolled as undergraduates in Fall 2022 are not eligible. REU students will collaborate with our lab members to complete research projects in computational genetics. Potential projects center around using genomics as a tool to understand mammalian health and evolution–our lab primarily studies dogs and monkeys. The only expectation we have for the incoming student-researchers is to have some familiarity with genetics (e.g. an undergraduate genetics course). Students will receive mentoring as they learn the computational biological skills (including coding with command line and R) to analyze molecular data from non-human primates or dogs, as well as the communication and data visualization skills to present their findings to colleagues. Students will also be involved in a 2-week molecular lab bootcamp where they will learn standard lab safety protocols and several protocols for generating high-throughput genomic sequencing data. More details about ongoing projects in the Snyder-Mackler (SMack) lab can be found on our website’s research and publications pages.

The SMack lab is committed to maintaining and further developing an equitable and inclusive research environment and we welcome students from all backgrounds to apply. We are seeking passionate, enthusiastic undergraduates to join us for this opportunity – no prior research experience required! 

If interested, please submit this application by February 28, 2022. Feel free to email the principal investigator (PI)/faculty member at the head of this recruitment, Dr. Noah Snyder-Mackler ( with any questions.