Pediatric Research Center for Diabetes and Metabolic DiseasesMentor Name: Marimar Hernandez-Perez
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
- Dress Code:
- Closed-toe shoes, long pants or skirts that fully cover the legs
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Health Sciences
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- We study inflammatory pathways in Type 1 and 2 diabetes to develop novel therapeutic targets for treatment and/or prevention.
The focus of our lab is the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells. We want to understand the role of a novel G-protein coupled receptor (GPR31) in beta cell function and survival during inflammation. We are also interested in other metabolically active tissues like adipocytes.
- Internship Duties:
- Tasks include, but are not limited to, molecular biology techniques such as: Western Blot, cell tissue culture, RT-PCR, preparation of solutions, and tissue sectioning. You will also have the opportunity to present and to discuss your work.
- General biology with laboratory class required and general chemistry with laboratory, molecular biology, genetics, or microbiology preferred. No previous research experience required but preferred.