Neuroimaging and drug development for brain and spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer’s disease

Mentor Name:
Donna Cross

Mentor Position:
Research Associate Professor

Department:
Radiology & Imaging Sciences

College:
Medicine

Email:
u6005536@utah.edu


Project Description:

The Neuroimaging and Biotechnology Lab (NIBL) is looking for academic-minded undergrad sophomores and juniors to join the lab would like to gain experience and preparation for medical or graduate school. Several projects involve imaging and therapeutic development for neuronal injuries as well as Alzheimer’s disease in rodent models. Experiments include imaging and analysis (PET and MRI), behavioral tests, surgeries and histology.



Opportunity Type:

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


Student Role:

Students must be willing to do animal research/handling and learn all lab techniques. Students with programming/technical skills will be offered projects in image analysis.


Student Benefits:

Students will gain valuable experience in various research techniques and will interact with the PI as well as Lab head, chair of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.


Project Duration:

Looking for students willing to spend at least 10 hrs/week in the lab. Opportunity to stay for duration of undergrad and paid positions for dedicated students possible.


Minimum Requirements:

Sophomore year, animal research, serious students with plans for medical or graduate school.