Laboratory Learning Program 2022 - Decoding human genetic variation in human health and disease (LSI-01)

Research Opportunity Number: LSI-01

Project Title:  Decoding human genetic variation in human health and disease

Project Summary: Greater than 98% of the human genome is DNA that is outside of genes, where we do not have the genetic code to guide prediction of mutation impact. The goal of the project is to understand how disease mutations that occur in this noncoding portion of the genome

Student Roles and Responsibilities: Show up on time, be courteous and respectful of all lab members, ask questions - always!, Come to lab wanting to learn and not afraid to ask questions, and in turn, share information with lab mates. Students are expected to make good faith efforts at lab work. No prior experience is necessary, but an open inquisitive mind is a must. Adherence to safety measures is a priority.

Additional Considerations:  Start and end dates are flexible, but the student should be available essentially full-time (at least 30 hours/week) for 5-6 weeks.

Department/Institute:  Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Faculty Sponsor:   Olga Troyanskaya

Participation Dates: June 27 -August 5, 2022

Stipend Offered:  $0

Number of Internships Available: 0-2

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022, midnight eastern daylight time