DermatologyMentor Name: Matthew Turner
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Lab Attire
- Hours per week:
- Flexible based on student needs
- Flexible within regular work hours
- The Turner laboratory investigates various aspects of skin biology including mechanisms of inflammation in atopic dermatitis (i.e. atopic eczema), a disease that affects millions of children and adults. To this end, the lab works with donated healthy and diseased skin (and blood) from patients with atopic dermatitis, employs several mouse models of disease and uses a variety of in vitro culture systems. Dr. Turner’s team is currently studying how several immune cell subsets and the cytokine interleukin 33 contribute to atopic dermatitis pathogenesis.
- Internship Duties:
- Typical duties may include cell culture, RNA isolation and analysis (e.g. quantitative PCR), protein isolation and analysis (e.g. ELISA, immunohistochemistry). While not required, interns may learn to work with human samples and/or be involved with mouse studies.
- Previous experience working in a chemistry and/or biology laboratory setting is desirable but not required.