Physical Therapy/Anatomy and Cell BiologyMentor Name: William Thompson, D.P.T., Ph.D.
- Internship Location:
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine
- Pre Professional Interests Preferred:
Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Dress Code:
- Normal daily dress (e.g., jeans, t-shirt), but no open-toed shoes
- Majors Preferred:
Biology, Biomedical Engineering
- Hours per week:
- Flexible within regular work hours
- The Thompson lab uses transgenic mice and molecular biology techniques to determine how bone responds to mechanical force. The lab has three primary ongoing projects: 1) determining how vibration forces influence cancer progression, 2) examining how bone marrow stem cells respond to mechanical force to regulate bone formation, and 3) investigating how osteocytes perceive mechanical loading to regulate bone formation.
- Internship Duties:
- Students will be paired up with a technician, post-doc, or grad student to collaborate on a translational research project. Students will participate in one or more of the following: 1) animal handling/maintenance, 2) tissue processing and evaluation, and 3) cell and molecular biology techniques.
- Students should be versed in basic biology concepts and possess the diligence and self-direction to contribute to lab activities and meetings.