Genomics Research Initiative

Culver-Stockton College was awarded a Science Education Alliance grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to create hands-on research opportunities for underclassmen as part of a national experiment in both research and education that will result in a significant contribution to the broader genomics field.

Fast Facts:

- The SEA initiative includes a real research problem that allows freshmen to experience science research in a collaborative environment involving many different institutions around the country.

- Students absorb the process of science, as well as the critical thinking and communication skills that are keys for research careers.

- Each year, C-SC sends one or two Genomics students to present their research at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus.

In the two-semester course, students will:

- Isolate viruses that infect bacteria from local soil
- Prepare the virus DNA for sequencing
- Annotate and compare the sequenced genome
- Collaborate with other institutions in the SEA network

How to apply:

Both biology majors and non-majors are eligible if they meet the criteria. Students who are interested in applying should submit an application. CLICK HERE to Complete an Online Application.


Dr. Holly LaFerriere, Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph: (573) 288-6563

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