The UCLA Undergraduate Research Consortium in Functional Genomics (URCFG)
is sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors program that
seeks to engage leading scientists to transmit the excitement and values of
scientific research to undergraduate education. This is a great opportunity
for motivated undergraduates to participate in this HHMI-funded research program
in a class setting. After completing LS 10H (not restricted to students in Honors
Collegium), the first class in the Consortium, a selected number of students can
move on to the upper-division series of LS 100H A/B/C.
We have recently published a research article with 134 student authors in the
February 2005 issue of PLOS Biology. http://www.plosbiology.org
Chen, J., Call, G.B., URCFG, Banerjee, U.B. (2005) Discovery-Based Science
Education: Functional Genomic Dissection in Drosophila by Undergraduate Researchers.
PloS Biology. 3(2):e59
Click here to read the paper.