The Institute for NanoBioTechnology has been proudly hosting undergraduate students in the  Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program since 2008. Participants spend most of their time with mentors on their research project and building laboratory skills. However, the program administrators schedules events and activities that students are required to attend, including weekly journal club meetings and workshops on topics that range from applying to graduate school and graduate life, how research is brought to the market, and communicating scientific research. Additionally, we schedule field trips to other research facilities. Students have evenings and weekends to themselves to explore Baltimore and the surrounding areas on their own, with other program participants, or their laboratory peers.

Students are encouraged to explore this page to learn first-hand from students about their experience in the INBT NanoBio REU program.


A young African American women in a blue lab coat, purple gloves, and black face mask is pipetting a liquid under a fume hood in a laboratory.

Summer of Science at Johns Hopkins
by Breanna Kilgore, 2021 Participant

Quinton Smith, 2010 and 2011 Participant,
Featured as REU Success Story


Summer 2023 NanoBio REU experience
Video by Will Dhana

Summer 2022 NanoBio REU experience
Video by Ayanna Horsford

Summer 2018 NanoBio REU experience
Video by Josh Jimison

Summer 2017 NanoBio REU experience
Video by Marisa Ngbemeneh

Summer 2016 and 2015 NanoBio REU experience
with Franklyn Hall