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Current Research Projects

The focus of the Wadsworth Center REU program is “Networked Projects in Cell and Molecular Biology”. The primary objective of this program is to provide cutting-edge research experiences by networking undergraduate students with each other and with their mentors to gain insight into how modern scientific research is conducted. In networked projects, students work singly or in pairs under the mentorship of one or two mentors to tackle a common research problem. The diverse range of projects covers molecular genetics, cell biology, computational and structural biology. All of these are pursued within a close-knit environment that will provide a uniquely enriching research training opportunity for undergraduates. The strength of this program is delineated by robust external research funding and the intellectual achievements and peer-reviewed publications of REU students and mentors.

2022 REU Research Projects and Mentors


Please note, the 2022 program is contingent upon COVID-19. At this time we are considering two options:

  • our standard, residential program with students from across the country housed in suites near campus;
  • a program for local students living at home only.

As soon as we have a clear plan for 2022, we will inform all applicants and update this page.