Please make sure you fill out all the information possible. If you don't receive a little thank you blurb, including the interview schedule link, after you submit your application, that means we didn't receive your application. Before you begin, please note: There are some longer answers that you might want to think about. We recommend that you type them elsewhere and copy/paste them into this form. Due date is 12/2/14.

I. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Note that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for participation in summer research.

II. MOTIVATION TO DO RESEARCH
III. COMMITMENT TO PURSUE GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
IV. FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY

Given your understanding of the financial package that is available for the summer research participants, can you afford to be involved in the program on a full-time basis for ten weeks? (The financial package will likely be about $2,500 in scholarships/stipend plus free summer housing on campus. Full-time means a minimum of 40 hours per week with no other evening or weekend employment and no classes being taken concurrently with your work.)

V. RESEARCH AREA

There are a number of different types of biological research offered by faculty in our department. Broadly speaking, they fall into six categories: 1/2) field biology work - where you deal with living animals in their environment; 3/4) cellular/molecular biology research - where you are dealing with wet-lab work with DNA, RNA and proteins from various organisms; 5) microbiology - where you work with prokaryotic organisms; 6) immunology, 7) neurobiology, and 8) marine biology. Given this brief explanation, would you PLEASE INDICATE BELOW your choice of 1-4 (between 1 being "highly interested" and 4 being "not interested"), for each research area? If you are very flexible and have no particular preference, please check the "Very Flexible" box.

Dr. Mike Mooring; Costa Rica - Mammalian Predators and Prey of the Costa Rican Cloud Forest

Dr. Bob Wiese - San Diego Zoo, Various Animals

Dr. Mike Dorrell - Tumor Vascularization and Inhibition

Dr. Michael McConnell - Phage-induced Effects on Salmonella Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis

Dr. Kris Koudelka - Chemical Modification of Viruses, and Virus Cellular Entry

Dr. Dave Cummings - Antibiotic Resistance in Environmental Bacteria

Dr. Dawne Page - Zebrafish Immune System

Dr. Rob Elson - Development of Neurons During Metamorphosis and Dormancy of Pest Insects

Dr. Walter Cho - Biodiversity and Biogeography of Marine Animals; Studying Marine Animals Using Ecological and Molecular Tools