Conifer Translational Genomics Network - Coordinated Agricultural Project (CTGN - CAP)

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CTGN annually offers up to three internships to qualified undergraduate student, graduate student, or professional candidates during the months of June to August. An internship includes on-sight training from project staff, housing, and a per diem food allowance. They are intended to last from 2-6 weeks depending on the applicant's needs and provider's capabilities. Internships are available for the following specialties:

  • Bioinformatics and Population Genomics - University of California, Davis
  • Applied Tree Improvement - Oregon State University
    At OSU, the available internships are in the areas of quantitative genetics and breeding; physiological and ecological genetics; and biotechnology. Students may benefit from OSU expertise in the statistical analysis of genetic test plantations, breeding strategies, and field methods in tree improvement. Expertise in physiological and ecological genetics has focused on adaptive traits such cold and drought hardiness and responses to climate change. OSU also conducts research on poplars as scientific models for genetic engineering and molecular biological studies of forest trees. Experiments are underway to discover and modify genes that control fertility, flowering onset, crown form, dormancy, stature, and rate of growth.
  • Marker Applications in Breeding Value Estimation - North Carolina State University

Prospective applicants should contact Nicholas Wheeler to discuss internship opportunities at least 3 months in advance of their desired target date. To be qualified, applicants should have an undergraduate educational foundation in the topics of interest, an on-going research project that would benefit from enhanced training, or some special need that does not fit well into any niche.

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