OphthalmologySupervisor: Weiming Mao
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biotechnology, Neuroscience
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular hours
- My research focuses on glaucoma, a leading cause of vision loss. The most important risk factor and treatment target of glaucoma is high pressure inside the eye. We use a variety of techniques and models, including molecular biology, cell biology, donor eyes, and transgenic mice to study the disease mechanism.
- Internship Duties:
- Prepare reagents and buffers, culture cells, electrophoresis, molecular cloning, immunostaining, imaging and image analysis, eye perfusion culture, mouse eye injection and pressure measurement, and microdissection.