Successful applicants will have:

  • Prior coursework in mathematics, computer science, and biology
  • Prior computer programming experience
  • A strong interest in bioinformatics research and biological problems
  • A strong interest in the BU BRITE program

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

The following are required: 1) an unofficial undergraduate transcript, 2) one letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can discuss your potential to successfully complete a bioinformatics research project, 3) a resume, and 4) a personal statement (two pages max).  In your personal statement, please discuss your research interests and experience, background in computing/math/biology, involvement in community and leadership activities, career goals, and your specific interest in the BU BRITE REU.  Feel free to list specific REU projects that interest you.

Applications for summer 2023 have closed.