Biomedical and Applied SciencesMentor Name: Dr. Angela Bruzzaniti
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Long trousers, closed shoes, lab coat
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, Neuroscience, Nursing
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- How do different bone cells work together to control bone mass? Our long-term goal is to slow bone loss and to regenerate new bone. Our lab is focused on studying the bone cells that control bone mass with the long-term goal of treating bone diseases and regenerating new bone. The research will include analysis of the bone phenotype of transgenic mice that have either high or low bone mass, perform cell-based experiments to understand how osteoclasts degrade bone and/or how osteoblasts make bone, and examine the interaction of the bone cells with each other and in the presence of different compounds to increase bone mass.
- Internship Duties:
- Perform supervised and independent experiments using cells or tissues. Perform biochemical assays, Western blotting, PCR, and histology. Learn to use specialized software to examine changes in bone properties. Analyze data, prepare graphs, write reports, and present findings at meetings. Contribute to laboratory though research and related activities.
- Good hand skills; fast learner; independent, but also works well with others; good basic computer skills; previous lab experience helps, but is not essential.