Recruiting: Summer 2023 Undergraduate Student – Bioinformatics for Epigenetic Engineering

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GaTechEmory_WHBMEThe Haynes lab at Emory is seeking bright, talented, and motivated undergraduate students from Emory University or Georgia Tech to fill one summer research position with a start date of May or June 2023. This position is a great opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in synthetic biology as it applies to health and medicine. Dr. Haynes has several years of experience mentoring undergraduate research in the classroom, in her research lab (see our publications and posters that include undergraduates), and for the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition (iGEM).

Undergraduate Researcher, Bioinformatics for Epigenetic Engineering
This opportunity is currently [OPEN]
Type: Volunteer or Course credit


  • Processing of raw data from next generation sequencing (NGS) experiments (e.g. RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq) that involve epigenetically engineered cells
  • Downstream gene function and network analyses, with guidance from the PI or other supervisor
  • Creation of NGS data figures for posters and publications


  • Course: Genomics & Applied Bioinformatics (BIOS 4150); minimum grade of B
  • Course: Biological Networks & Genomics (BMED 4477); desired but not required
  • Proficiency in basic RNA-seq data processing tools (e.g. Trimmomatic, STAR, DESeq2, etc.)
  • Ability to learn advanced NGS software such as BowTie, Picard Tools, MACS, DeepTools, etc.

About the Haynes Lab at Emory: The Haynes lab is part of the joint Emory/ GA Tech W.H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. We are located in a new state-of-the-art facility in the Health Sciences Research Building. The space is furnished with benches, a dedicated tissue culture room, shared autoclaves and a cold room, and office desks located in a food-friendly area adjacent to the lab. Core facilities for mouse models, next-generation sequencing, flow cytometry, are located on the same campus. A state-of-the-art and microscopy core (including wide-field and confocal) is located in the same building one level below the Haynes lab.

How to Apply: Send a letter of interest as an e-mail with your resume or c.v. as an attachement to kahayne at emory dot edu. In your letter of interest be sure to include your current year, expected graduation year, your major, your GPA, your current or previous (most recent) lab affiliation (if applicable), and explain how you expect the associated Responsibilities (listed above) to support your career development, and summarize how your background fits the Requirements outlined above.

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