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Research Experience for Undergraduates

National Science FoundationIntegrative Developmental Biology at ETSU

East Tennessee State University

National Science Foundation REU 2014



Location: East Tennessee State University,
Johnson City, Tennessee

Program Dates: May 25th to August 1st, 2014 (10 weeks)

Expenses:     $5,000 Stipend; On-campus housing;
                    Meal and Travel allowances available.

Areas of Research:
  • Developmental cell biology of sensory systems
  • Stem cells and tissue regeneration
  • Development of cardiac and innate immune system neuroregulation
  • Localization of embryonic calcium transporting proteins
  • Developmental expression of calcium transporting proteins
  • Ontogeny of embryonic calcium mobilization and skeletogenesis


Participants:  A total of six students will be accepted. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a Bachelor Degree program. We hope to provide opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds, so if you identify with an under-represented minority group, are economically disadvantaged, or are the first generation in your family to attend college, we encourage you to apply.  Please contact us.

Expectations:  Learn more at:

Application Deadline:  FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Applicants will be notified of their status no later than March 14th, 2014.

Materials Required for Complete Application:

  • Application form (download)
  • Transcripts (official or copy)
  • One-page essay (600 words) describing your interests, career goals, and experiences that qualify you for this research internship
  • One letter of recommendation from a science instructor

Application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. James R. Stewart (StewarJR@etsu.edu).

For more information, visit: http://www.etsu.edu/honors/research/reu.asp  
and contact

Dr. Rebecca Pyles, Project Director (PylesR@etsu.edu)
Dr. James Stewart, Project Manager (

NSF Research Experience
for Undergraduates
More about our program Expectations for Students
Individual Research Projects Projects #1 -
Embryonic Nutrition
Projects #2 -
Developmental Neurobiology

2014 Abstracts     2014 Program
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  Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities
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East Tennessee State University
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Phone: 423.439.6926 or 423.439.6076
Fax: 423.439.6080
email:  Foster Levy

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