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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) – Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering

Johns Hopkins University-Institute for Nanobiotechnology

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) at Johns Hopkins University is an exceptionally diverse, multidisciplinary team of faculty, researchers, and student experts uncovering new knowledge and creating innovative technologies at the interface of nanoscience, engineering, biology, and medicine. Launched in 2006, INBT aims to revolutionize research by fostering a collaborative environment among engineers, scientists, and clinicians to pioneer new ways to solve some of the most complex challenges in healthcare and the environment. It brings together experts from the Whiting School of Engineering, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Applied Physics Lab, and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Job Description
Students majoring in the STEM fields participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanotech meet. Research areas include:
·      Engineering for Cancer Therapies
·      Stem Cell and Regenerative Engineering
·      Diagnostic Tools Engineered for Early Detection

Program Objectives:
•     To provide students with a greater understanding of the development and applications of nanotechnology for biology and bioengineering.
•     To give students a solid grounding in research methodologies in these areas.
•     To inspire students with a deeper appreciation for the contributions that improved technology in nanotechnology for biology and bioengineering can make to our lives.
•     To grant students a truly unique educational experience, with research at the core, while at the same time serving as an ideal foundation for future graduate work.
Each student will enjoy the advantages of:
  • Hands-on, graduate-level laboratory research experience.
  • Guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors.
  • Development and refinement of important laboratory and communication skills.
  • Networking with experienced scientists.
  • Stipend, paid housing, and travel allowance to concentrate on research and other professional development skills.

Desired Skills & Experience
·      Undergraduate students from all institutions who have at least completed their freshman year and will not be graduating before the start of the program.
·      Underrepresented students in science and engineering are encouraged to apply.
·      Per NSF guidelines, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply; Johns Hopkins University students are not eligible.
·      GPA of 3.5 or better.
·      Available for at least 10 weeks during the summer of 2023.
Apply at:
The application closes on February 1, 2023.

NSF stipend, paid housing, and travel included.

For any further inquiries, please contact the Director of Academic Programs, Sulaiman Jenkins, at