NOAA-EPP Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) IMET Summer Internship Program

2013 LMRCSC Students with Drs. Jagus and Hill

June 6 - August 5, 2016

Each summer, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology at the Inner Harbor offers students the opportunity to conduct research in marine sciences applying molecular tools.

The summer internship will provide orientation to working in a lab, seminars on the use of molecular techniques in fisheries and environmental research, a one-day workshop on communicating science, and a research project with an LMRCSC-associated faculty mentor.

The program consists of a 9-week research project mentored by an UMCES-LMRCSC associated faculty mentor, along with orientation to working in a lab, seminars on the use of molecular techniques in fisheries and environmental research, and a one-day workshop on communicating science.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduates with US citizenship studying marine science, fisheries, or biological sciences with an interest in marine science/fisheries, having a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Preference will be given to students from the LMRCSC partner institutions, Delaware State University, Hampton University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Savannah State University, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami and Oregon State University.

Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

What benefits will you receive?

In addition to a summer immersed in research, students receive a stipend of $4,000, housing accommodations if needed, as well as professional preparation and career advice. In addition, students are eligible for 4 credits by arrangement with their home institution.

How to apply?

Complete the the application as a Word document and email to LMRCSC-apps@umces.edu. Applications are due by April 15, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-May.

The LMRCSC-IMET Summer Internship Program is supported by funding from NOAA-EPP through the Cooperative Science Center Program.

Interested in an internship this summer? Apply here!

LMRCSC Projects at IMET: Summer 2016

Details of LMRCSC opportunities at IMET can be found at http://www.umces.edu/imet/lmrcsc.

Fisheries/stock restoration

  • Dr. Jim Du: Genetic and environmental regulation of fish muscle growth
  • Dr. Sook Chung:Identification of male sex hormone in the deepsea redcrab, Chaceon quinquedens
  • Dr. Sook Chung: Understanding molting mechanisms in barnacles
  • Dr. Sook Chung: Understanding crustacean gut microbiomes associated with immunity
  • Ammar Hanif: Diet and feeding of menhaden using barcoding identification of gut contents
  • Dr. Eric Schott: Searching the coastal bay food web for reservoirs of a virus lethal to blue crabCallinectes sapidus
  • Dr. Eric Schott: Understanding the interactions of a lethal blue crab virus with fishing practices to inform improved fishing practices

Essential Fish Habitat

  • Dr. Feng Chen: Adaptation of cyanobacteria to estuarine environments
  • Dr. Russell Hill: Factors affecting the growth of marine microalgae, including the role of bacterial symbionts
  • Dr. Russell Hill: The roles of symbiotic bacteria in marine sponges
  • Dr. Rose Jagus/Dr. Allen Place: Protein synthesis and translational initiation factors in the dinoflagellate, Amphidinium carterae
  • Dr. Tsetso Bachvaroff: Impacts of the parasite Amoebophrya on ichthyotoxic dinoflagellates in the Chesapeake Bay

Environmentally responsible aquaculture

  • Dr. Rose Jagus: Use of engineered zebrafish liver cells (ZFL) to study taurine metabolism
  • Dr. Yantao Li: Sustainable production of microalgal fatty acids as feed additives for fish
  • Dr. Keiko Saito: Study of nitrate removal by denitrification and anammox in an anaerobic bioreactor for waste treatment of water reuse in a marine aquaculture system
  • Dr. Ten-Tsao Wong: Developing a technology to induce fish sterility by disrupting primordial germ cell development in zebrafish and/or rainbow trout
  • Dr. Nilli Zmora/Dr. Yonathan Zohar: Studies toward understanding the hormonal control of reproduction in a vertebrate model- the striped bass

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