Research topics: Our lab focuses primarily on understanding the basic biology of neural lineage identity and microglial interactions with the brain environment.
Techniques: We use human stem cell-derived models, genetic engineering, tissue culture, and in vivo animal work to investigate these questions.
Seeking undergrads for: Academic year, Summer
Location: On-campus research projects only
Required skills: None - Any previous Biology course will help you greatly, but is not required
This lab is particularly interested in mentoring: Undergrads from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM, Undergrads without previous exposure to laboratory research, Undergrads from local community colleges
How to apply: Contact Tamara Chan (email@example.com)
Project information: You would be helping to study the basic cell biology of microglia, also known as the primary immune cells of the brain, looking at cellular and molecular mechanisms by which they interact with the brain environment.