The Center for Life Beyond Reed is a great resource for both summer research and scholarships. This is a short list of opportunities that I have compiled, mostly relating to computational biology and computer science.

Research Opportunities and Available Scholarships

Summer 2019 Research in the Compbio Lab

I have many ongoing projects that students may contribute to over the summer. All projects involve a large computational component; programming experience is useful (e.g., Bio131, Math121,...). Keep an eye on the Applications page for summer undergraduate research fellowships in the Biology department. There are also post-bac summer research fellowships courtesy of the Stafford Fund.
  • Reconstruct disease/dysregulated pathways. Previous work reconstructs canonical signaling pathways from large protein-protein interaction networks. We want to extend similar ideas to study signaling pathways that are known to be perturbed in cancer.
  • Interactive graph algorithm tutorials. Interested in software engineering? We are developing a tutorial-based version of GraphSpace, an interactive graph sharing and visualization tool that has been invaluable for analyzing protein-protein interaction networks. No biology experience required.
  • Identify candidate regulators NMII regulators. Collaborating with Derek Applewhite's lab, we will analyze a recently-constructed fly interactome.
  • Build a signaling and gene regulatory network of the Retinoic Acid pathway. Collaborating with Kara Cerveny's lab, we will begin to construct zebrafish interactome and manually build an RA signaling pathway.
  • Apply differentially private hypothesis testing to biomedical data. Collaborating with Adam Groce and Andrew Bray, we want to apply newly-developed algorithms for statistical tests to (potentially) private human data.

Other Research and Scholarship Opportunities

The Biology Department provides a list of off-campus summer internships. Databases maintained by the Center for Life Beyond Reed may also have other research opportunities.

These spreadsheets are broken down by current student, post-baccalaureate, and scholarship opportunities, which are listed in no particular order are continuously being updated. Take note of the databases listed, which link to hundreds of opportunities in some cases. Most of the funding opportunities are intended for women in computer science or related fields -- I'm on the hunt for more.


If you have a research opportunity or scholarship for students in computational biology or related fields, please let me know.

ritz portrait

Contact

Biology Department
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202-8199

Email icon aritz-at-reed-dot-edu

CV icon Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Google Scholar icon Google Scholar
LinkedIn icon LinkedIn
Research Gate icon Research Gate
orcid icon ORCID iD
GitHub icon GitHub
WordPress icon Ritz Bits
WordPress icon Compbio Blog
Twitter icon @anna_m_ritz