Contribute to our ongoing clinical and pre-clinical research and develop emerging biomedical imaging technologies that help improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological diseases.
Students will contribute to the creation and characterization of animal models of neural development using animal husbandry and genotyping, biochemical techniques, morphological and cell biological analysis.
In this project, we will use a variety of pharmacological and sophisticated molecular techniques, including optogenetics, to determine which brain regions and neurotransmitters are responsible for the motivation to consume alcohol.
Real-time structural sensing is conventionally provided by embedded/attached sensors, which result in high cost, low durability, small sensing volume and the mechanical performance being diminished. This research provides structural self-sensing, i.e., the structures sensing themselves without sensor incorporation.
Seeking students to characterize gene expression patterns in mosquito embryos, regulatory sequences in transgenic fly and mosquito models, and explore the function of regulatory elements through mutagenesis.