Medical and Molecular GeneticsSupervisor: Jason Meyer
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
- Dress Code:
- long pants, closed toe shoes
- Majors Preferred:
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- The Meyer Lab focuses on mechanisms of neural development and neurodegeneration using human pluripotent stem cells. Research in the Meyer lab emphasizes the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into three-dimensional organoids which serve as a model of the temporal and spatial organization of neural tissue. From these organoids, different individual cell types are isolated and utilized for studies of neurodegenerative mechanisms in a human cell model. Currently, major emphases in the lab focus upon both the intrinsic mechanisms of disease leading to the loss of neurons, as well as those extrinsic mechanisms resulting from adversely affected interactions between neurons and glia.
- Internship Duties:
- Student in this position will work closely with postdocs, technicians, and/or senior graduate students to contribute to ongoing research projects. Methodologies to be used can include cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, PCR analyses, and Western blots, among others. Additionally, students will help to contribute to the overall progress of the lab and are encouraged to attend lab meetings and relevant seminars of interest.
- Students do not need to have specific lab experience, but it is expected that students will have a strong attention to detail and will be reliable and hard-working.