Faculty Mentor: Luca Brunelli
Title: Associate Professor
School / Department: Pediatrics
We are developing novel, DNA engineering, genetic and therapeutic approaches for structural birth defects, including congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a severe anomaly that typically presents in newborns. CDH still has high mortality and therapeutic approaches are currently limited.
Student Role: Work in the lab doing molecular biology techniques or analyzing next-generation sequencing data or being involved in a therapeutic animal and human trial in CDH.
Project Duration: The project is ongoing but a section of this project can be completed over a summer. About 20-40 hours per week.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer; Earn independent study credit; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; This is a work-study position
Is this a paid opportunity: No
Minimum Requirements: Biochemistry or molecular biology or genetics or animal work or human trials