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Recommendation Letters for Microbial Friends and Foes

Recommending a student to the Microbial Friends & Foes REU Program, Summer 2024 Cornell University

The Microbial Friends & Foes REU Program provides excellent opportunities for students to engage in life science research.  In addition to hands-on research experience, participants develop a conceptual framework for understanding interspecific interactions.  Professional development activities prepare students for future careers.  Successful applicants will have an interest in interspecific interactions, natural curiosity, enthusiasm, motivation, and the ability to work collaboratively.  Although previous research experience is not required, applicants are expected to have completed some introductory biology courses.

In your recommendation letter, please comment on the applicant’s characteristics as they relate to participation in the Microbial Friends & Foes REU Program.  Please also include any other information that may be helpful in evaluating the applicant.

TO SUBMIT: Complete the form below.

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*NOTE: Applicant will NOT receive notification that their letter has been uploaded. If a letter has not been uploaded by February 7, 2024, applicant will receive an email to remind their recommender. 

This portal will open on Dec. 1, 2023, and close Feb. 8, 2024.

Please contact Railey Jane Savage - - with any questions. Thank you.