The role of mitochondria in platelet mediated bleeding and clotting research opportunity for undergraduates

Faculty Name:
Jesse Rowley

Department:
Internal Medicine

Faculty College:
Medicine

Email:
jesse.rowley@u2m2.utah.edu


Project Description:

Platelets are cells that help stop bleeding, but also are involved in clot formation in heart attacks. Students will use human blood and mouse models to understand the role of mitochondria in platelet formation and function, bleeding, and clotting.



Opportunity Type:

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


Student Role:

PCR, western blot, microscopy, in vivo mouse experiments, Potential for pay. Paid students will be required to work with and genotype mice.


Student Benefits:

The student will learn cellular and molecular biology, and the role of platelets in cardiovascular physiology. Students will be involved in papers and posters.


Project Duration:

8-20 hours per week. Ongoing.


Minimum Requirements:

8 hours per week.