Laboratory Learning Program 2022 - Models system of lung development (CBE-03)

Research Opportunity Number: CBE-03

Project Title:  Models system of lung development

Project Summary: We use mouse/chick/lizard animal models to study the mechanisms by which a lung generates its branching hierarchical structure. Researchers can assist in growing and imaging lungs through microscopy, analyzing 3D data sets of lungs, and engaging in computer modeling of lung development. Alternatively, researchers may choose to assist in another branch of the lab, investigating how cancer cells behave differently when attached to surfaces of different stiffness.

Student Roles and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the lab members, the students are expected to prepare materials for the research projects mentioned above, use computer to analyze the data and perform basic dissection, be detail orientated, willing to learn new things, and excited about lung study

Additional Considerations:  Start and end dates are flexible, but the student should be available essentially full-time (at least 35 hours/week) for a minimum of 7 weeks (longer preferred).

Department/Institute:  Chemical and Biological Engineering

Faculty Sponsor:   Celeste Nelson

Participation Dates: July 1 - August 31, 2022

Stipend Offered:  $0

Number of Internships Available: 0-3

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