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.|
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
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.
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:
All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.
Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: