Western Kentucky University

Summer Research in Investigative Biotechnology

Photograph: Sahi Lab, 2010


Program Eligibility


  • Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer REU program in investigative biotechnology.
  • Our preference is for rising juniors and seniors (younger students with research experience will be considered).
  • Applicants should have completed core courses in the science curriculum at their home institutions and have demonstrated a curiosity and passion for science.
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions, must be enrolled in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • We especially encourage applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education in the biological sciences (minorities, first generation college students, and students from low-income families).


Participants will be selected based on several criteria: the strength of faculty recommendations, GPA, student career plans, level of involvement in science curriculum, and specific scientific interests as outlined in a personal statement.


The final decision will be based upon the fit between the applicant’s interest and our faculty expertise.

 Last Modified 7/22/13