MedicineSupervisor: Joan Cook-Mills
- Internship Location:
Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Routine Lab Dress
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Neuroscience, Public Health
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- Our lab recently discovered how food allergy develops. Using mouse models, cell cultures and human blood samples, our studies focus on determining mechanisms for early life development and recruitment of immune cells that promote allergic disease. The goals are to determine how development of allergic diseases are regulated by maternal lipids, vitamin E, and amino acid supplements. Current studies on food allergy will determine what signals in skin promote the development of food allergy as potential targets for therapy.
- Internship Duties:
- The intern will work with the PI to select a research project from several offered. Analysis will vary by project but may include cell culture, flow cytometry, western blots, and ELISAs. The student will be taught the needed procedures. A presentation of the research results to our research group will be expected at the end of the research project.
- Some science background in biology, chemistry, immunology or cell culture are useful. Expectations are attention to detail and enthusiasm for research.