Contact Information

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 summer program – please check back in early 2023 for more details about our summer 2023 program. Thanks.

Our 2021-2022 Program Coordinator – Kafi Belfon (Stony Brook University)

Kafi Belfon is currently a senior graduate student in the Biochemistry and Structural Biology PhD program at Stony Brook University.

Peer Mentor (2022) –

Conner Woods

Peer Mentor (2022) –

Sydney Willis

Peer Mentor (2022) –

Jessica Hicks

Peer Mentor (2021) – Kayla Lawrence.

Peer Mentor (2021) – Alex Guerrero

Kayla is finishing her sophomore year at SUNY Cortland and is a biochemistry major in the Honors College. She participated in the MIVREU program in the summer of 2020
Alex is a rising senior and a biochemistry major at SUNY Cortland. He is also part of the Honors College. Alex participated in the MIVREU program in the summer of 2020

The MIV-REU program is administered and run by the three co-Principal Investigators:

Andrew (Andy) Torelli
Andrew Torelli is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.
Katherine Hicks is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at SUNY Cortland in Cortland, NY.

Jarrod French is an Associate Professor and Section Leader of the Nucleotide Metabolism and Drug Discovery Division at the Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota in Austin, MN

Project Mentors

Our 2022 Project Mentors

Lea Michel is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Michel’s webpage can be found here.
Erika A. Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at Wesleyan University. Dr. Taylor’s webpage can be found here.
The Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID). More information about the SSGCID can be found here.

Our 2021 Project Mentors (more coming soon)

Kathryn McCulloch is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Cal State Pomona.
Raymond Pugh is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin Platteville.
Jessica Vey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Cal State Northridge.

Lea Michel is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science at Rochester Institute of Technology.

For questions about the program and other general inquiries, please send us an email:

MIVREU@umn.edu

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