Undergraduate Opportunities

Creative Inquiry Opportunity - CU and the CDC

Are you looking to get some hands on experiment in some real-world research. This Creative Inquiry group will have openings for new members to start in Spring and Fall 2015. Join your peers along with our collaborative researchers at the Centers for Disease Control in sequencing, identifying and characterizing novel Legionella strains that have been collected over the past thirty years.
Requirements are completion of MICRO 305 (other sophomore level laboratory courses may substitute) and honors status. Biological sciences, microbiology, genetics, chemistry and biochemistry majors welcome. Three semester commitment minimum.

MICRO 494H Creative Inquiry Opportunity

Biofilm Interactions

The McNealy lab is recruiting outstanding undergraduates (freshman, sophomore or junior status) to join our lab based creative inquiry group in Spring 2015. This group researches interactions of microbial biofilms with biotic and abiotic components. Examples of current projects include the effect of gold and platinum nanoparticles on amoebal feeding of biofilms and analysis of pathogenic versus nonpathogenic biofilm feeding on development of mosquito larvae.
If you are interested in interactions between the prokaryote and eukaryote world, the effects of anthropogenic contamination on microbes or another biofilm interaction that we haven't thought of yet, contact Dr. McNealy or any lab member for more information.
Requirements are completion of MICRO 305 (other sophomore level laboratory courses may substitute) and honors status. Biological sciences, microbiology, genetics, chemistry and biochemistry majors welcome. Three semester commitment minimum.