Role of C-terminal Domain Residues in NMDA Receptor Function

scientific illustration of receptors and cells.

This project will investigate how residues located in the cytoplasmic domain of NMDA receptors influence this receptor's function.

Project description

This project will investigate how residues located in the cytoplasmic domain of NMDA receptors influence this receptor's function. Approaches include mutagenesis, protein expression in heterologous systems, electrophysiology and kinetic analyses.

Project outcomes

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 To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit
Who is eligible Students with a strong background in chemistry, biology and physical sciences
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.

Project mentor

Gabriela Popescu

Professor

Biochemistry

Office 4226, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Phone: (716) 829-3807

Email: popescu@buffalo.edu

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Fulfilling Academic Major/Minor Requirements

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. 

Preparation activities

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.