Radiation OncologyMentor Name: Joseph Dynlacht
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Requirements as typical for laboratory work at Indiana University
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Health Sciences
- Hours per week:
- Thursday or Friday are generally experiment days, and students will need to have at least one of these days almost totally available.
- Our lab works on developing new drugs and strategies (radiation, hyperthermia) for treatment of cancer and reduction of side effects.
Our lab is currently characterizing novel chemotherapeutic agents that can become activated and more cytotoxic to tumor cells by exposure to slightly supra-physiological temperatures. We are also developing strategies to reduce the side effects of radiotherapy, as well as countermeasures to mitigate the effects of acute high dose radiation exposure in mass casualties after a radiation accident or radiological terrorist attack.
- Internship Duties:
- Ability to conduct experimental techniques with cells (and perhaps rodents) with appropriate training. Ability to work under minimal supervision after receiving appropriate training. Ability to write up experimental protocols and results efficiently and intelligibly.
- Formal course in chemistry and biology, preferably cell biology, is required. Previous laboratory experience is preferred but not required.