Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Research

Mentor Name:
Amnon Schlegel

Mentor Position:
Associate Professor

Internal Medicine



Project Description:

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.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a paid research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit

Student Role:

Students will gain first-hand biomedical research experience working directly with Dr. Schlegel and experienced postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory.

Student Benefits:

Project Duration:

It is expected that students spend 10 hours per week on the project during the academic year. Full time summer employment opportunities are available.

Minimum Requirements:

Motivation and enthusiasm for lab research. Coursework could include biology, general, organic, and biochemistry; mathematics, and physiology. Training will be provided.