Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health; Microbiology and ImmunologyMentor Name: Chandy John
- Internship Location:
- Dress Code:
- Laboratory PPE
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Health Sciences, Neuroscience, Public Health
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- We work on malaria pathogenesis, immunology, and epidemiology and global child health through our research in Kenya and Uganda. The focus of our research is on malaria, one of the leading causes of death and long-term morbidity in children under 5 years of age worldwide. We are interested in understanding the immunologic factors that increase risk of severe malaria and cognitive impairment after severe malaria; the geographic and immunologic factors that affect risk of malaria in areas of unstable malaria transmission; the relationships between infection, nutrition, and neurodevelopment; and the interactions of infections in children with sickle cell anemia.
- Internship Duties:
- Student will be responsible for daily maintenance of lab supplies, equipment, and sample inventories. Other duties will be project dependent but may include large aliquoting schemes, DNA extractions, PCRs, ELISAs, and statistical analyses.
- Independent worker