Long-term research position on cerebral malaria

Faculty Name:
Tracey Lamb

Department:
Pathology

Faculty College:
Medicine

Email:
tracey.lamb@path.utah.edu


Project Description:

Investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying blood-brain barrier breakdown in cerebral malaria. Specific project topics not yet determined but will pertain to this area of research.



Opportunity Type:

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


Student Role:

Work will involve mouse dissections, imaging techniques and cell culturing. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop data analysis skills


Student Benefits:

develop a strong understanding of the scientific method, read and criticize scientific literature, design & plan experiments, present at conferences, various career paths


Project Duration:

Looking for eager and ambitious undergraduate who will commit to a 2-3 year position. Scheduling is flexible but student should anticipate 8-10 hrs a week.


Minimum Requirements:

basic understanding in biology and chemistry, prior lab experience is not required. Should be highly motivated, eager to learn, interested in Neuroimmunology, career-oriented