Syracuse University Interactive Biomaterials REU

Syracuse Biomaterials Institute (  seeks applications from undergraduates interested in research on biomaterials: synthetic and natural substances to treat disease or injury.
Dates:       May 31, 2015 – August 7, 2015
Stipend:   $5,400 Scholarship + University Housing

Location:  SBI Central Research Facility at Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, and SUNY Upstate Medical University

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students majoring in the following disciplines: Engineering, Chemistry, Biology and Physics with interest in Biomaterials Science.

Apply:        Application materials may be obtained at: or contact us (listed below)


Project examples:

  • 2D and 3D Active Cell Culture
  • Mechanism of Antimicrobial Peptide Action on Bacterial Cells
  • Neurite Outgrowth on Modulus Gradients
  • Polymeric Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering
  • Designing Anticancer Drug Delivery and Gene Therapeutic Nanocarriers
  • Smart Drug Release: Furanone release from a shape memory hydrogel
  • Understanding Bacteria-Materials
  • Interactions by Surface Engineering
  • 3D Bioprinting


Application Deadline– February 15, 2015


Interactive Biomaterials Program Directors:

Jay Henderson, Director

Julie Hasenwinkel, Assoc. Director

Program Coordinator: Phone: (315) 443-3544

Karen Low


Syracuse Biomaterials Institute

Interactive Biomaterials REU Program 318 Bowne Hall, Syracuse University Syracuse, New York, 13244-1200