Undergraduate Research Assistant in Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

Mentor Name:
Amandine Chaix

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor

Department:
Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

College:
Health

Email:
Amandine.Chaix@utah.edu


Project Description:

Our lab is interested in improving healthy aging with nutritional approaches using mice as a pre-clinical model for discovery. In particular, we are investigating the benefits of time-restricted feeding and calorie restriction in improving metabolic disease in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity. We are seeking a conscientious, detail-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic research assistant scientist to join our team.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a paid research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

The research assistant will be participating in the design, conduct and analysis of the data gathered during our pre-clinical trials.


Student Benefits:

Students will be provided with technical and scientific training on-the-job in a friendly and collaborative environment. In particular, students will learn good laboratory practices.


Project Duration:

Up to 3 years, 10-15 hours per week.


Minimum Requirements:

Students majoring in a Medical or Biological Sciences related subject are preferred. Students must be willing to work with mice.