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Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates:

2020 NIMBioS SRE Program

Due to the evolving coronavirus situation, all activities that involved travel to NIMBioS from March through December 2020 were canceled. In order to continue to provide students with research experience, the 2020 NIMBioS SRE program, originally scheduled for May 26 - July 17 at NIMBioS on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was conducted remotely from June 1-July 10. Students collaborated remotely with NIMBioS staff, their mentors and research team, and other participants.

2020 Participants

2020 Projects

IB model photo. Individual-based model to explain the co-evolutionary dynamics of quorum sensing and biofilms

C. elegans photo. Agent-based simulation of Caenorhabditis elegans

Map image. Influence of climate change velocity on future species distributions

Bacteria image. Modeling the effects of pathogenic bacteria on phytoplankton community mortality

Bsal photo. Modeling the individual and population effects of elevated incubation temperatures of sea turtles


Blogging from the 2020 program:

Related Links

Main SRE page

For further information about the program, please contact Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, Associate Director for Education and Outreach, NIMBioS (Email: slenhart@utk.edu).



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From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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