Cellular and Integrative PhysiologyMentor Name: Alexander G. Obukhov
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science , Exercise Science, Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Health Sciences, Journalism / English / Technical Communication, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, Neuroscience, Nursing, Physics
- Hours per week:
- We study the molecular physiology of ion channels and transporters in various cell types.
We study the molecular physiology of ion channels expressed in neuronal, endothelial, and smooth muscle cells. We employ fluorescence imaging, electrophysiological, and molecular modeling approaches. The accepted students will learn various fluorescence imaging techniques, which are used to measure intracellular calcium changes in living cells and tissues. In addition, the student will learn the techniques that are used to measure smooth muscle contractility.
- Internship Duties:
- Bench work, animal surgery, electrophysiology, isometric tension recordings, PCR, cloning, mutagenesis, cell culture, fluorescence imaging, computer modeling
- No prerequisites or other requirements. The student will receive the necessary training.