Radiology and Imaging ServicesSupervisor: Michael Veronesi
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Must be dressed to satisfy lab safety requirements
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Neuroscience
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- Seeking premedical student interested in treating brain tumors in small animals while performing surgery and high powered imaging. The current research theme in the lab includes developing novel drugs combined with using powerful advanced imaging modalities for the treatment of brain cancer in mice and rat tumor models.
- Internship Duties:
- The main responsibility of the intern member of our lab will be to learn and perform cell culture and animal care, including animal breeding, colony maintenance and perform animal surgeries. The other main responsibility will be to assist with various forms of nanoparticle and small molecule chemotherapeutic drug delivery in a rodent model, including intranasal and oral delivery. Additional responsibilities for the motivated LHSI member could include maintenance of immune cell and cancer cell lines in a cell culture setting and perform drug and therapy cytotoxicity studies on the cell lines. The ultra-motivated student would have the opportunity to be involved in nanoparticle production for use in cell culture and in a rodent model of glioblastoma. This job also provides an additional opportunity for mentorship for the serious research minded student and/or a student interested in obtaining entry into medical school given the physician-scientist background of the faculty advisor.
- Job qualifications: The ideal applicant will be a team player, professional, punctual, hard-working, meticulous, studious, inquisitive and have a strong appreciation for the scientific method and the need for scientific rigor. The job requires detailed note taking, attention to detail and steadfast concentration over prolonged periods of time. The applicant will work with a strong group of fellow college, graduate and post-doctoral fellow level trainees who will serve as immediate mentors including a post-doctoral fellow and Biomedical Engineering Master’s Student with a thesis focus. Required: • Flexible enough class schedule to be present most days of the week and briefly on some weekends in the School of Medicine Research 2 laboratory for at least one year. • Ability to attend the weekly lab meeting which usually occurs on Thursdays or Fridays. Desired: • High desire to understand the workings of the brain from a neuroscience, neuroradiology, neurochemistry and neurophysiology standpoint. • Experience working with animals, including animal anesthesia and performing animal surgery is desired but not required. • Experience in manuscript preparation and analytical data gathering is optional and will be learned on the job. • Prior experience in software development and imaging analysis would be helped with a background in basic programming and a basic understanding of statistics.