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What can NSURP do for you?
We would like to acknowledge the stress of the situation you as a URM are going through. We understand many of you have been robbed of the summer research experience that you would have normally received. The NSURP project hopes to connect as many URM students as possible with microbiology and computational immunology-related summer research opportunities that happen online/remotely, with an accompanying seminar series and professional development webinars.
There will be mandatory classes Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 ET 11-12 PT. These will be professional development and scientific talks.
- If you haven’t already learned about ABRCMS – the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students – check it out now! This year’s event is happening in November, with an online e-posters session in December (for free!), and you have until early September to submit an abstract!
- ABRCMS also offers an incredible number of resources for trainees, including:
- Science published an article talking about the undergraduate summer research experience, with some excellent advice
- ASBMB published a blog post from a mentor on getting the best of your first summer research experience, and while some of the advice doesn’t apply these days (firm handshake on the first day? nope!), there are some helpful bits of wisdom in there
- Mark Chew compiled some tips from their experience as a summer researcher; read them here
- UNC Chapel Hill’s TIBBS Program (Training Initiatives in Biomedical & Biological Sciences) has collated some wonderful professional development resources
- Cientifico Latino resources: https://www.cientificolatino.com/
- A list of all the NIH PREP Post-Bac programs: https://www.nigms.nih.gov/training/PREP/Pages/PartInstPREP.aspx
- Women of Color+ Project: https://thewocproject.org/
- Graduate programs that you DO NOT need to take the GRE. Here is an incomplete listing of some of those programs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RT-lTk8VM9eFewmuBg-IpXLFJhyaq_pGsfT30vi9kns/edit#gid=0
- Black Microbiologists Association: https://blackinmicrobiology.org/
- The Bioinformatic Virtual Coordination Network’s tutorials in R, python, amplicons, metagenomics, networks science, pop gen and comparative genomics, etc: https://github.com/biovcnet/biovcnet.github.io/wiki
- Introductory videos to learn about how metagenomics works: https://merenlab.org/momics/ and https://www.protocols.io/view/processing-a-viral-metagenome-using-ivirus-buisnuee
- The Carpentries: Intro command line, R, python, git, and others. Guided online tutorials and live workshops: https://software-carpentry.org/lessons/
- Free book on data visualization for thinking about how to make figures that communicate information effectively – coded entirely in R: https://clauswilke.com/dataviz/
- Podcast about professionalism on social media: https://www.queeringprofessionalism.com/podcast-1
- C.R.E.A.T.E.S. method is a set of 6 steps that help you read, analyze, and understand the narrative of scientific paper: https://uclalibrary.github.io/creates/index.html