Students will participate in research exploring the cell and molecular mechanisms of responses underlying healthy remodeling and cardiovascular diseases.
The project mentor is no longer accepting student inquires, because this project is currently at full capacity.
The cells that comprise blood vessels can sense their mechanical environment and respond to changes in blood flow or tissue stiffness with behaviors that can either produce healthy remodeling or contribute to various cardiovascular diseases. Research projects in my lab seek to understand the cell and molecular mechanisms of these responses using a variety of different approaches, including cell culture, microscopy, protein and gene expression assays (Western blots, qPCR, quantitative immunofluorescence), and histology (rodent or rabbit tissues).
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Variable|
|Start time||Fall, Spring|
|Level of collaboration||Variable|
|Benefits||Work Study, Volunteer|
|Who is eligible||Students studying Biomedical Science, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Histology and/or Biomedical Engineering with basic cell/molecular biology or chemistry lab skills and the ability to work independently|
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.
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.