We are using a combination of cell culture based assays to determine how dietary components might affect the metastatic potential of prostate cancer cells.
Overweight and obese men have a significantly higher incident of aggressive prostate cancer compared to men of healthy weight. Little is known about the cellular processes involved in this relationship or how diet might facilitate the occurrence of aggressive cancer. We are using a combination of cell culture based assays to determine how dietary components might affect the metastatic potential of prostate cancer cells.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||A semester commitment is minimum, however students can continue to work on their evolving project for several semester|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study|
|Who is eligible||Prior experience in a laboratory setting is helpful but not necessary. We will train as required.|
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.
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.