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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project information: Perform image reconstruction and annotation of electron tomograms of neurons.