Radiology and Imaging SciencesSupervisor: Dr. Scott Snyder
- Internship Location:
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Standard laboratory--closed-toe shoes and long pants
- Majors Preferred:
Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry
- Hours per week:
- Specific days/times required- Flexible but minimum 3-4 hour blocks
- Design and evaluation of radioactive drugs for real-time imaging of biological processes in disease and normal development. Our laboratory designs novel radioactive drugs and imaging methods for positron emission tomography (PET). Projects encompass a wide variety of applications including oncology, cardiac and neuroscience and involve aspects of organic chemistry, radiochemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry and small animal imaging. Depending on the specific project, students will perform radiotracer synthesis, quality control analysis, basic in vitro assays to valid radiotracer mechanism and metabolism, and/or animal imaging for radiotracer biodistribution and disease characterization.
- Internship Duties:
- Depending on the specific project and interests, students can perform any or all of the following: synthetic chemistry, radiochemistry (including radioactive material handling), use of automated systems, quality control analysis (HPLC and GC), basic biochemistry assays (ELISA, enzyme assays, Western blot, etc), mammalian cell culture, and/or animal studies (handling of mice and rats, injections, anesthesia, dissection, PET/CT/MRI imaging).
- Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and laboratory safety practices, attention to detail, maturity. Completed or concurrent course work in Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology and/or Biochemistry is a plus.