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:
- Typical duties an intern would have: Interns in our lab are well trained to be able to eventually work independently with minimal supervision. Our interns perform hands on, state of the art cell, molecular, and radiation biology experiments.
- Inorganic Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry Labs are very helpful, but my lab staff and I will train in any needed Cell, Cancer, and Molecular Biology procedures required for your projects.