This position is in the lab of Dr. Bruce Edgar at HCI. Projects will examine genes that act as dedicated regulators of cell growth or the cell cycle, and then determine how these are controlled, upstream, by genetic programming and cell signaling and how, downstream, they regulate growth-related metabolism and the cell cycle control apparatus. This will be done by applying classical and molecular genetics, mosaic analysis, cell imaging, flow cytometry, and gene expression profiling in a number of different cell types.
Basic lab support starting with maintenance of the lab drosophila (fruitfly) stocks, but expanding as the student develops expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques.
Exposure to a wide variety of molecular and cell biology techniques in a basic research lab.
Project duration is open-ended. Student should expect to spend ~10 hours per week in the lab
Introductory coursework in Biology and Chemistry required. Additional coursework in Genetics and Biochemistry is preferred, as is some prior laboratory experience.