Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students

REHU2020 summer program hasn’t been canceled it yet, but we might have to cancel it. We will reach out to all students if the program is cancelled. We will also post information on this page.
(Updated 3/25/2020)

The Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) program provides high school and undergraduate students support to work on summer research projects at collaborating Center institutions. Students accepted into the program are matched with 10-week projects organized by a mentor. REHU students attend seminars, weekly lab meetings, and lunch meetings, some with journal club presentations. At the end of the program participants submit final summary reports and give talks at a REHU Symposium.

REHU 2020 will provide an opportunity for the students to work in the laboratories in San Diego (Palmer lab, Ideker lab), Memphis (Chen lab), Buffalo (Meyer lab) and Winston-Salem (Solberg Woods lab).
Students will receive $5,000 stipend or comparable salary; at some locations housing will also be provided.
Students will work in the research laboratory for 10 weeks (June 15 – August 21, 2020), will participate in laboratory seminars and in on-line journal club for REHU students. Students will give a talk at the REHU Symposiunm and write a research paper at the end of the program.

To learn more details about individual sites and to apply for the program please send you resume and cover letter to Dr. Oksana Polesskaya (
In the cover letter please explain why you are interested in the program, and what skills, experience and knowledge you will bring.

Application deadline for REHU 2020 is March 15, 2020

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