Program in Biology Newsletter

Good morning,

Below are some announcements we have for the upcoming weeks:

U Perrigo Fellowship for Undergrads

The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan is once again offering the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. This 10-week program provides an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan university or college to work side-by-side with world class researchers at the LSI. The Program, which takes place from June 5 – August 11, 2023, provides a $6,000 stipend as well as $2,500 in housing support. Additional details and application materials can be found at:

We would truly appreciate your help in promoting this unique experience within your department and institution. Attached is a flier that can be shared. The application is OPEN as of today and can be found at:

The application/materials deadline is February 10, 2023, so please do not hesitate to encourage your students to apply. If you have any questions concerning the program, please contact us at 734-763-3552 or, lsiperrigo.

The Perrigo Summer Undergraduate Fellowship at the Life Sciences Institute is an exceptional learning experience that will, with no doubt, challenge and progress each fellow intellectually and academically. Your help is crucial to the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship program. Thank you for your much-needed cooperation and assistance.

New EEB class "Memes, Measles, and Misinformation"
EEB and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems are offering a great new course in Winter 2023 – how great? Just ask Samuel L. Jackson!

Professor Luis Zaman and Complex Systems Director Marisa Eisenberg, developed this new course "Memes, Measles and Misinformation" (CMPLXSYS 325 / EEB 325) which Dr. Zaman will teach Winter 2023.

What do memes, measles, and misinformation have in common? They are all contagious and they are all complex systems!

LSA Course Guide Description:

This course explores how contagious processes can help us understand a range of different phenomena observed in the real world—from infectious disease transmission, to the spread of information, misinformation, and disinformation. We also explore the feedbacks and interactions between many of these different transmission systems. We examine these questions through four main course modules: 1) infectious disease transmission, 2) networks, heterogeneity, and the spread of memes, 3) misinformation and disinformation, and 4) interactions and feedbacks between contagious systems. Example topics will include why misinformation and disinformation may sometimes spread more widely than true information, the development of the anti-vax movement, and an exploration of the dynamics of masking behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meets distribution Requirement: MSA
Meets General Requirements: BS; QR/1

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (IPREP)

I’m excited to contact you about our NIH funded post-bac program. The Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (IPREP) prepares recent college graduates, who are students from underrepresented minority or disadvantaged populations, for admission to PhD programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. We are so excited for the success of our fellows, and many of them have gone on to prestigious programs at schools such as Univ. of Chicago, Oregon Health & Science Univ., Univ. of Texas Southwestern, Georgia Tech., and our own IUPUI/Indiana University School of Medicine programs. Our website ( includes videos from past and current fellows describing their experience and how your students may benefit from this program.

Applicants applying to IPREP must be:

1. United States citizens or permanent residents;

2. Graduates of an accredited U.S. college or university who have completed an undergraduate science degree within 36 months of the program start date and cannot be currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program;

3. Members of an underrepresented minority group (i.e. African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander), an individual with a disability and/or an individual from a disadvantaged background (;

4. Interested in applying to a top quality Ph.D. graduate program in Addictions Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Human Performance and Kinesiology, Industrial & Operational Psychology, Medical Neuroscience, Basic Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Musculoskeletal Biology, Pharmacology, and Physiology) and other areas in Biological Behavior Sciences.

Prepare for your Ph.D.: Earn while you learn. IPREP fellows will be provided a competitive salary of $35,568 for a twelve-month, plus health insurance and other program benefits, and travel funds to attend national scientific conferences. Fellows are also eligible to take 1 class per semester based on mentor recommendation.

We are currently accepting applications. The early decision program application is due December 15th, and the regular application cycle closes March 1st. For additional information about IPREP, contact IPREP. On-line application information is available at Please feel free to share this information with any other relevant parties!

Call 317-274-2877 for more info.


2023 Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR) Program
Click here for application
Please contact Gena Richmann, Education Program Manager, at gnb15.

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center | Website

Have a great Thanksgiving break!


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