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University of Michigan
The University of Michigan has the advantage that all its professional schools and undergraduate colleges are located on the Ann Arbor campus. These include the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (the largest undergraduate school), the Medical School, the Dental School, School of Public Health, and the School of Engineering. In addition, there are a number of free-standing research institutes and facilities, including the PET Research Facility, The Center for Human Growth and Development, the Institute of Gerontology, the Institute for Social Research, the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, and the Mental Health Research Institute.  Summer students will conduct their research in laboratories across campus, but primarily in the Natural Science Building, East Hall (Department of Psychology) and one of seven research buildings on the medical campus that house both basic science and clinical departments. Laboratories in these buildings are well-funded and equipped for experiments spanning the entire range of modern neuroscience, from molecules to behavior to mental disease. The University of Michigan has an extensive array of core facilities on the medical campus to assist biomedical scientists. Among these are the DNA sequencing core, protein analysis core, flow cytometry core, transgenic animal core, microarray core, hybridoma core and image analysis core. These facilities are highly successful and widely used by neuroscientists on this campus.
Prior to their arrival in Ann Arbor, students will be assisted by the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) in arranging summer housing.  During the first week in residence in Ann Arbor, students will be provided formal orientations to the University of Michigan by the NGP director and program staff. New students will meet individually with the Program Director, who will serve as their summer program advisor to discuss their summer research plan.  The NGP serves as the administrative hub to place summer research students in the laboratories of the training faculty.  Each summer research student will be hosted by a training faculty member who will serve as their research mentor.  The program director will regularly consult with faculty mentors about the research progress of the summer students. Students will be given the option to take a GRE prep course offered by the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP).  SROP is a long-standing program at the University of Michigan that supports students obtaining summer research experience at the University of Michigan. Summer students will have access to all the resources that have contributed to making the University of Michigan a leader in research training.