Immunology and Vaccine Design

Mentor Name:
Koushik Roy

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor

Department:
Biology

College:
Science

Email:
Koushik.roy@path.utah.edu


Project Description:

We studied the molecular mechanism of antibody production. We have developed a novel single-cell microscopic pipeline and mathematical modeling to map B cells’ fate (PNAS, 2018). We discovered a new regulatory mechanism of plasma cell generation, and we applied a systems approach to understand the dynamic nature of antibody production (Immunity, 2019).

Our Approaches are: Molecular Biology, Cell Signaling, Cell Culture, and Vaccine Design.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

Actively participate in the exciting immunology project, present in the group meeting, participate in the lab work


Student Benefits:

Gain research experience by direct mentorship from PI, and preparing for the graduate school


Project Duration:

Depending on the student time and goal


Minimum Requirements:

Not Applicable