RNA Institute mentorship philosophy and structure: Mentorship is a core component of the RNA Institute’s training of the next generation of RNA scientists. Within the laboratories of 50 faculty researchers in RNA chemistry and biology, over 350 young scientists are educated and mentored. [Click here for full pdf]
Undergraduate students can read our article on how to go about finding a research opportunity. It contains the Institute's recommendations and potential interview questions: [Click here for full pdf]
To learn about doing undergraduate research through a specific department, please use the resources and channels outlined below:
- The Chemistry department tracks which researchers are open to working with undergraduates. Please contact Brian Gabriel or Dr. Paul Toscano for further information and assistance in locating an appropriate lab. For-credit options are also available.
- The Biology department utilizes a specific for-credit course (Bio399 or Bio499) called "Intro to Undergraduate Research." Please take the time to learn about how the course works and to locate faculty members who have agreed to supervise an undergraduate. Please note that prospective undergraduate researchers must first reach out to and find a faculty member willing to accept them into their lab before being admitted into the course.
- The Physics department asks that students contact Leslie Saint-Vil as he can help point them in the direction of researchers that accept undergraduates in their labs and can assist with for-credit research possibilities as well.