Looking for students to assist in image analysis for quantifying receptors in the brain.
Obesity has been described as one of the most common preventable diseases affecting many parts of the world, including the United States. Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is characterized by a plethora of obesity-related metabolic disorders which involve distinct aberrant pathologies. One of the primary neurotransmitter systems involved in feeding behavior is the dopamine system. In particular, the dopamine D2 receptor effectuates a variety of motivational responses, including feeding behavior of a high fat diet. Our laboratory is interested in the interaction between the dopamine D2 receptor and diet on behavioral and neurochemical manifestations. Currently, we are looking for students to help us understand the surrounding neurochemical changes in rodent models through the use of in vitro autoradiography.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Longer than a semester (6-9 months) |
|Level of collaboration|| |
Independent student project
|Benefits||Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study|
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
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.