The Schlegel laboratory studies fundamental mechanisms of sugar and fat metabolism with the long-term goal of developing new therapies for type 2 diabetes mellitus and disorders of lipid metabolism. Cutting edge molecular, cellular, and whole-organism genetic, nutritional and physiological methods are used in our studies. The lab is a highly productive research unit and it is expected that an undergraduate researcher will make concrete contributions to publications, culminating in coauthorship.
Volunteer; This is a paid research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Students will gain first-hand biomedical research experience working directly with Dr. Schlegel and experienced postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory.
It is expected that students spend 10 hours per week on the project during the academic year. Full time summer employment opportunities are available.
Motivation and enthusiasm for lab research. Coursework could include biology, general, organic, and biochemistry; mathematics, and physiology. Training will be provided.