Undergraduate Summer Research Training Program

The initial stage of our training program for providing summer research opportunities to Fisk undergraduate students in bioinformatics and genomics was supported by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) grant U54GM114838, awarded to the KnowEnG (Knowledge Engine for Genomics) Center at UIUC in 2014, and the associated NIH R25 Research Education grant R25MD010396, awarded to Fisk University in 2015.

This successful undergraduate training program expanded in 2020 to include training in biophysics. The biophysics component is led by the Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC) at UIUC, a former National Science Foundation (NSF) Physics Frontiers Center (NSF 1430124). Since 2020, this expanded program has been supported by generous funds from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation (OVCRI), the Office of the Executive Associate Chancellor for Administration and University Relations, the Grainger College of Engineering, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, High-Performance Biological Computing, and the Department of Physics at UIUC.

Master's and Doctoral Training Program

The doctoral bridge program is supported by the NIH NIGMS grant 1T32GM142518, "Bridge to the Doctorate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."