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Chiu Lab: academic year and summer opportunities

Wah Chiu, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Funding Sponsor: 
Dr. Wah Chiu
Contact Email:
Funding Deadline: 
May 31, 2020 - 11:59 pm

Research topics: We are interested in understanding the structural basis of neurodegenerative diseases at subcellular and macromolecular level.

Techniques: We use cryo-electron tomography, image reconstruction and deep learning methods to study 3D structure of neurons differentiated from iPS Cells derived from tissues of Huntington's disease patients.

Seeking undergrads for: Academic year, Summer

Required skills: Programming experience, Coursework - has taken computer science and basic biology courses

This lab is particularly interested in mentoring: Undergrads from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM, Undergrads without previous exposure to laboratory research

How to apply: Contact Dr. Chiu (

Project information: Perform image reconstruction and annotation of electron tomograms of neurons.