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.
Volunteer; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis
PCR, western blot, microscopy, in vivo mouse experiments, Potential for pay. Paid students will be required to work with and genotype mice.
The student will learn cellular and molecular biology, and the role of platelets in cardiovascular physiology. Students will be involved in papers and posters.
8-20 hours per week. Ongoing.
8 hours per week.