I study hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) as a complication in the treatment of diabetes. My main research project is understanding the mechanisms of hypoglycemia-induced cardiac arrhythmias in rodent models. The goal of this project is to determine potential therapeutic targets to prevent sudden death due to hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes. Additionally, I study how repeated episodes of hypoglycemia increase the risk of cardiac damage during a subsequent myocardial infarction induced experimentally.
Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Students will learn rodent survival surgery, hypoglycemia "clamp" experiments, tissue harvesting and staining, protein analysis and data analysis and manuscript writing.
Students will learn hands on how to design and execute experiments in a clinically relevant field with potential for authorship on abstracts and manuscripts.
Each project is for one semester at a time with potential for additional semesters. 10 hour/week.
Basic biology courses