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SURF: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for the SURF program. Additional AOs for the Amgen Scholars program can be found here.

Specific GROWTH projects being offerred for summer 2017 can be found here.

Students pursuing opportunities at JPL must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

Each AO indicates whether or not it is open to non-Caltech students. If an AO is NOT open to non-Caltech students, please DO NOT contact the mentor.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor.

Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.

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Project:  Computational analysis of next generation sequence data to identify mutations and rearrangements
Disciplines:  Computer Science, Biology
Mentor:  David Kwiatkowski, Professor of Medicine; Senior Physician, (EAS), dk@rics.bwh.harvard.edu, Phone: 781-775-7285
Mentor URL:  http://www.kwiatkowskilab.org  (opens in new window)
Background:  NOTE: This project is being offered by a Caltech alum and will take place in Boston, Massachusetts.

We use next generation sequencing to search for mutations in several genes as part of research on a human genetic disease, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), and cancer.
Description:  The student will develop and implement software to perform analysis of next generation sequencing data files, searching for mutations and chromosomal rearrangements.
References:  http://www.kwiatkowskilab.org/
PLoS Genet. 2016 Aug 5;12(8):e1006242.
PLoS Genet. 2015 Nov 5;11(11):e1005637.
Student Requirements:  Human genetics
Experience with programming using Java, Unix, Python, Matlab, R, systems architecture
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

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