Understanding disease susceptibility at the interface of developmental biology, stem cell biology, and immunology

Mentor Name:
Anna Beaudin

Mentor Position:
Associate Professor

Internal Medicine



Project Description:

The Beaudin lab is broadly interested in how early life parameters, such as infection or nutrition, shape the establishment and trajectory of the immune system from hematopoietic, or blood, stem cells. Our lab investigates all aspects of this overarching problem, from the direct response of fetal hematopoietic stem cells to maternal infection, to susceptibility to asthma and autoimmune disease. We use both human and mouse models to define developmental origins of health and disease.

Opportunity Type:

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

Student Role:

Students will assist graduate students and postdocs with all aspects of the work, including dissections, tissue prep, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, cell culture, etc.

Student Benefits:

Knowledge, experience & mentorship in research environment. Students are also encouraged to apply for a UROP grant, earn research credit or develop project for honors thesis.

Project Duration:

10-15+ hours a week, minimal duration of 1 year (prefer longer)

Minimum Requirements:

Interest, commitment, and passion for research