Animal and Cellular Models of Myelination in Health and Disease

image of neural stem cell.

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.

Project description

The student will have the opportunity to contribute to the creation and characterization of animal models of neural development using animal husbandry and genotyping, biochemical techniques, morphological and cell biological analysis. The mission of the CoE is to study the mechanistic processes involved in human disease with the goal of developing diagnostics tools and therapeutic interventions, preventative treatment and other disease management devices and processes to improve the health and well-being of the population. This scientific mission is balanced by our responsibility to act as a facilitator of economic development in Upstate New York via partnerships with government, academia and industry.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Variable
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
Level of collaboration Variable
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Who is eligible Ability to learn new laboratory techniques and apply them independently
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.
Goldwater and the National Science Foundation

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Core partners

  • Center for Computational Research
  • Microarray and Genomics Facility (RCPI)
  • Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

Project mentor

M. Laura Feltri

Professor

Biochemistry

701 Ellicott Street, Hunter James Kelly Research Institute

Phone: (716) 881-8969

Email: mlfeltri@buffalo.edu

Preparation

To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. 

To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor

Preparation guidance

The specific preparation activities for this project are being finalized by the project mentor. Once they are finalized, this section will be updated. In the meantime, please reach out to the project mentor to confirm what specific preparation activities you should complete for the Project Preparation Digital Badge.