Students to Explore Life Sciences
December 12, 2007
Twenty Carnegie Mellon first-year students will soon be among the first to take part in a new nationwide course that offers opportunities to conduct genomics research — which is the study of all genes in an organism. The opportunity is made possible through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
HHMI selected Carnegie Mellon's department of biological sciences to be a part of the Phage Genomics Research Initiative — the first major initiative from HHMI's Science Education Alliance (SEA).
"Over the years, HHMI has provided Carnegie Mellon with extensive and invaluable support for both our faculty and students," said Elizabeth Jones, Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Distinguished Professor and head of the department of biological sciences. "Being selected to participate in the SEA program, and help them in their first attempt to directly impact science education is truly an exciting endeavor."