The focus of this lab is to investigate and understand the mechanisms of plant-bacteria symbiosis. Our lab uses computational and web-lab experimentation to study the mechanisms used by bacteria to infect plants, as well as mechanisms used by plants to defend against infection. This internship will be interdisciplinary in nature, involving both computer science and biology. The student selected for this position will have the opportunity to select a project that involves computational, genomic, molecular or genetic methods, based on the student’s interests. Depending on the project, the intern will be involved in specific activities that could include DNA/RNA isolation, cloning, polymerase chain reaction (PCR,) script writing, database development and data analysis. For more information, please visit http://changlab.cgrb.oregonstate.edu. Females, minorities, low-income, and first-generation college bound students are strongly encouraged to apply.