The Schober lab focuses on neurologic outcomes after traumatic injury (TBI) to the developing brain, using a rat pup model. The Schober lab has studied Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), a component of fish oil, and published novel findings on how inflammation in the developing rat brain responds to injury with or without treatment with DHA. Ongoing work highlights sex-dependent differences and functional aspects of the brain’s immune cells, such as the ability to make reactive oxygen species and phagocytose beads.
Volunteer; This is a paid research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis
handling rat pups, helping with surgery and rat pup care, helping with bench work such as histology (slicing brain, staining, imaging) and flow cytometry preparation
learning about translational science. Potential publication. Working with Physician Scientist, shadowing opportunities for medical school interested students. mentoring.
four year project, but smaller goals are accomplished often in weeks. Hours are flexible because they would help an existing lab specialist.
professionalism, willingness to learn, trustworthiness to finish what is started