Genomics Research Institute Discovering Biological Diversity

Unique Opportunity

You will embark on a full academic year of foundational biological research with support from a Science Education Alliance grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This program provides you a unique opportunity to embrace the C-SC culture of collaborative and experiential coursework through this hands-on, research-intensive course series in the genomics of bacteriophages.

Lab Scientific Experiments

The program offers students with no prior research experience an opportunity to conduct scientific experiments in a laboratory setting while also collaborating with, and contributing to, a national alliance that sources data from multiple laboratories across the United States and internationally.

Information on Enrollment in Genomics Research

If you have interest in scientific research and would like to discuss taking this class, please contact Dr. Seegulam.

Biological Research Experience

As you work as part of a team with C-SC faculty and other members of the Science Education Alliance, you will gain valuable research experience and insights into the next frontier in biological research. You will become a part of the broader international scientific community. Over the two semesters you 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

Genomics Research afforded me a unique opportunity within my first year at Culver-Stockton College to learn valuable lab techniques while applying the material I was learning, and I eventually traveled to present our findings at a collaborative genomics conference!

– Drew Klocke, '21