Radiation Oncology and Medical and Molecular GeneticsMentor Name: Marc S. Mendonca, Ph.D.
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Casual (lab coat, safety glasses, and gloves as needed)
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- Increasing the effectiveness of radiation as a cancer treatment modality through biochemical manipulation with natural products. Currently we are working on increasing radiation-induced cell killing of lung and pancreatic cancer through inhibition of Warburg metabolism and the oncogene NF-kappaB and enhancing radiation-induced cell killing of lung and pancreatic cancer with nanoparticles.
- Internship Duties:
- Interns in our lab are well trained to be able to eventually work independently with minimal supervision. Our interns perform hands-on and state-of-the-art cell, molecular, and radiation biology experiments.
- Inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry labs are very helpful, student will be trained if needed. Cell, cancer, and molecular biology procedures required for your projects.