Summer Internship Plant Tissue Culture and Crop
The Crop Biotechnology lab at University of Florida, headed by
Fredy Altpeter (http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/fredy-altpeter/)
is offering a Summer Internship in Plant Tissue Culture and Crop
Biotechnology for Undergraduate Students in Plant Science.
The successful candidates will be trained in preparation of
explants, preparation of culture media, aseptic technique,
initiation and subculture of tissue cultures, gene transfer into
plant tissues, selection of transgenic plant tissues and their
regeneration to plants, transfer of plants to soil, confirmation of
transgenic plants by PCR.
The research program focuses on genetic improvement of grasses
by biotech approaches including genome editing, RNAi,
over-expression of genes to enhance quality and agronomic
Internship duration: May 10th to August 6th.
Pay rate: $10 hourly (40 hours per week).
Undergraduate student at University or College in plant science
or related field
Interest and specialization in plant genetics.
The successful candidate is goal oriented and enjoys
multi-tasking in a fast paced environment and will use well
established tissue culture and gene transfer protocols for the
introduction of vectors similar in scope to our earlier
Prior laboratory experience is a plus.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting
Health Assessment Required: No