Arabidopsis is a plant being used by labs offering undergraduates summer internships in plant Genomics10 week paid summer internships for visiting undergraduate students, secondary science teachers, and faculty at primarily undergraduate-serving colleges and universities. The goal of the program is to provide mentored research experiences in plant genomics and build relationships in the greater scientific community for visiting participants and the whole project team.

Information about past programs can be found by clicking below:



Trichome biology is a focus for  labs offering summer internships in plant GenomicsPlant Genomics Researchers at Michigan State University collaborate on a summer training program for students enrolled in undergraduate studies in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering and computational sciences. The ten week program is designed to give students experience in the theory and practice of genomics and includes a wide variety of projects and participating laboratories. While the main emphasis is on gaining laboratory experience, the ten week program includes informal lectures from faculty and social activities. At the end of the program, students will present research project summaries of their work to all the project teams.

To learn more and for application materials go to Internships.


Tomato is a plant being used by labs offering summer internships in plant GenomicsWe would like to thank all of our 2014 participants and mentors for a great summer of research! The Plant Genomics @MSU program is now gearing up for the 2015 summer program. If you are interested in participating please explore the site and contact us at with any questions you may have. The application process will open in mid-November and will require official transcripts, a short personal statement, and a letter of recommendation. At that time we will have the specific dates of the 2015 program ironed out and additional information available.

2014 Participants and Events Calandar.

To view the 2014 Program poster click here!

Information on applying to the Plant Genomics @ MSU program can be found on our internship links.

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