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Barrett Research Application

Applying to the program 

Students who are interested in applying to the Jill Barrett Undergraduate Research Program in Biology should begin by developing a research question and exploring which faculty may be the best fit as a mentor on this topic. Completed applications, including your research statement, are due in the fall. 

Faculty mentors 

Students are encouraged to identify a potential mentor for their research and list this faculty member in their application materials. For more information about the research programs of Mills at Northeastern faculty mentors involved in the Barrett Program, please visit the faculty and lab pages below: 

Sarah Swope, Associate Professor of Biology 
Professional interests: How plants mediate interactions among pollinators, herbivores, and pathogens; geographic variation in demography; invasive plants as model systems for research; conservation of rare native plants 
Lab website 

Jared Young, Professor of Biology
Professional interests: Genetics of learned behaviors in the nematode C. elegans

Application information 

Applications for the summer program are due the previous fall, usually in early November. An informational presentation is offered, typically in mid-October, for students interested in applying. 

Barrett Program Application Form (PDF) 
Barrett Program Application Form (DOC) 

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