UROP Research Opportunities

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty. If you have any questions please contact kyleb@mit.edu or take a look at the How to UROP at CSAIL document (pdf format).  

This program is available to MIT students only.


  • Mechanisms of master regulator hand-off during red blood cell development

    So-called master regulators are transcription factor proteins whose individual expression can effect a change in cell identity by either directly co-binding with other factors to target specific gene regulation sites, or through the activation of broad signaling pathways. However, what precipitates the transition from one master-regulated state to another is typically not as well understood. For example, during the developmental transition from hematopoietic stem cells to red blood cells the Gata2 master regulator gives way to Gata1, binding different genomic sites despite their...

    Posted date: April 02, 2013
  • Investigating Natural Language Tools for Artificial Intelligence.

    The Infolab seeks UROPs interested in investigating natural language tools for artificial intelligence. The Infolab works on question answering, parsing, generating, and more, using both symbolic and statistical techniques. Introductory projects range from integrating knowledge sources to expanding automated methods to creating user interfaces and APIs; continuing opportunities for more in-depth research are available.

    Contact: Boris Katz, boris@csail.mit.edu

    Posted date: March 28, 2013