About the MBL Undergraduate Practicum

Learning Objectives: At the end of this practicum, students will be able to...


What: The MBL Undergraduate Practicum is a 4-day, 5-night, intensive, hands-on learning experience investigating bioluminescence with a multifaceted approach. Students will examine this phenomenon from organismal, animal behavior, molecular biology, chemistry, physics, and neuroscience perspectives.


Whom: This practicum is especially suited for motivated and ambitious juniors. Students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply.


When: The 2019 Practicum is tentatively scheduled for March 24-29, 2019. Final dates will be announced as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted beginning October 1 and are due December 1, 2018.


Where: The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.


Why: This practicum will introduce students to bioluminescence applications in neuroscience, including how this light is used to image and control cells, and how innovations in bioluminescent tools are made.


How: Apply online!


Price: Full support will be provided for tuition, housing, meals, approved travel expenses, and laboratory supplies for accepted students.


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