REU camp 2023

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program


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ASU will host Research Experiences for Undergraduates in "Research & Training in Multidisciplinary field of Regenerative Sciences for Undergraduates" in Summer 2024. Students will work with research mentors in a 10-week multidisciplinary summer research program. Faculty from biological sciences, chemistry, physical sciences and other related disciplines will serve as mentors for the program. All research projects will be based on novel concepts of design and development of new nanomaterials for biological applications. Students will participate in a full-time closely mentored lab research project along with seminars and various professional development workshops, such as the responsible conduct of research, professional communication skills, career opportunities in academia and industry, and the graduate school application process. Students will present their findings at a poster session or research symposium during the final week of the program. Housing, a stipend, and meal and travel allowances will be provided. Students will be selected based on their interest in research, academic record, and letters of recommendation. Summer interns will be required to be tracked after the program and must respond to an automatic email sent via the NSF reporting system.

Location: Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

Program Dates: *May 20 to July 26, 2024 (10 weeks)

*Dates are subject to change.

Expenses: $600 stipend per week; on-campus housing; meal and travel allowances available.

Research Track (tentative):

  • Design and Fabrication of Polymeric Tissue Scaffolds by 3-D Printing

  • Tissue regeneration on 3-D scaffolds

  • Strategies to manipulate bacterial growth on tissue scaffolds

  • Regulation of immune response in cells

  • Using LIBS technology for biological detection

  • Embryo Neuromuscular and Cardiac Development

  • Exosomes as Biomarkers

Participants:  A total of 10 students will be accepted. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a bachelor degree program (biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, physics, material science, engineering, biomedical science and related fields). We hope to provide opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds, so if you identify with an under-represented minority group from colleges with limited research opportunities, are economically disadvantaged, we encourage you to apply.  If you will graduate in May or June during the year of the program, you are not eligible for the summer experience.

Application Deadline:  March 8, 2024

Applicants will be notified of their status no later than March 31, 2024.

Materials Required for Complete Application:
Application form (download)
Transcripts (official or copy)
One-page essay (600 words) describing your interests, career goals, and experiences that qualify you for this research internship
Two letters of recommendation from academic/advisors/science instructors

Emailed letters should be mailed as a PDF file from your recommenders' work email to with the following file name: Lastname_Firstname_REU2024_letter.pdf.
Please make sure you give these explicit instructions to your recommenders!

Summer REU program will be directed by Dr. Komal Vig.

Application materials should be submitted online at or electronically to Dr. Komal Vig at

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*Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Principal Investigator.

*Continuously check for updates on the website.

Contact Us

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
Alabama State University
Life Sciences Bldg., Rm. 305
915 S. Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104


Dr. Komal Vig  
Dr. Komal Vig (PI)