This project focuses on identifying novel genes associated with the development of sessile serrated colon polyps. Sessile serrated polyps contribute to almost one third of all colon cancers. The expression of novel genes will be assessed in colon organoids derived from serrated colon polyps. Our long-term research goal is to better understand the molecular changes in serrated colon polyps that contribute to cancer development.
Volunteer; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal
The student will isolate DNA and RNA from cell pellets and do PCR on specific gene targets. The student will also assist with antibody based diagnostics.
Learn valuable molecular biology techniques, learn how to develop and test scientific hypothesis, and work with a productive research team.
Project will last a minimum of 1 year and will require 15 hours week.
Have taken basic biology class and plans to pursue a career in medicine or biological sciences. Eager to learn and dependable.