Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Supervisor: Evan Cornett
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Closed toe shoes required
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry
- Hours per week:
- Flexible based on student needs
- Flexible within regular work hours
- How, where, and why a small chemical modification can regulate protein function. The Cornett Lab studies lysine methylation, a dynamic post-translational modification that fine-tunes the function of proteins. Studies in the lab are primarily focussed on understanding the function of specific lysine methyltransferases, the enzymes responsible for adding lysine methylation, which are frequently dysregulated in many human diseases, particularly cancer.
- Internship Duties:
- An independent research project will be established related to the major research interest of the lab that includes exposure to basic molecular biology/biochemistry techniques.
- Students should be ready and open to learning new things and will be expected to work independently.