[Physci_undergrad] Fwd: Research opportunity
gergel at physci.ucla.edu
Thu Dec 6 11:10:32 PST 2007
> Our lab is looking for a committed undergraduate student,
> preferably a life sciences major with some background in molecular
> biology and neuroscience. The student will begin with a project
> centered on postnatal mammalian neural stem cells (adult
> neurogenesis) and their contributions to brain tumors. The project
> is especially valuable for those interested in entering biological
> research and/or the healthcare professions. The project will bear
> the students name towards publication, presentation, scholarship or
> thesis. This position is best fit for students interested in long
> term research-for-credit towards their major (199s/198s) without pay.
> The student will start as an immunohistologist, by finely
> sectioning and staining mammalian brain tissues for histological
> analysis. The student’s role will expand to employ more molecular
> biology techniques as the project requires, (PCR, cloning,
> blotting, etc.) per student interest and capacity.
> The student must be responsible and willing to commit approximately
> 10 hours per week for at least one academic year. Attention to
> detail, fine spatial and tactile skills a must. Passion in
> biological science, particularly stem cell research, is strongly
> desired. Previous molecular biology research experience is desired,
> but not required.
> These courses are highly applicable to this position:
> LS 2 (Cells Tissues & Organs)
> LS 3 (Intro to Molecular Biology)
> Chem 14BL and Chem 14CL (General & Organic Chemistry Labs).
> Other useful courses to have taken:
> LS 4 (Intro to Genetics)
> NS 101B (Molecular/Developmental Neuro)
> Phy Sci 146 (Principles of Nervous System Dev)
> Psych 115 (Principles of Beh Neuro)
> Or any other molecular biology/stem cell/neuroscience related courses.
> Please send statement of interest and C.V. to Dr. Volkan Coskun at
> volkancoskun at gmail.com
> To facilitate deadlines for research contracts 199s/198s, please
> submit materials well before Winter Quarter (Jan 7th)
> More information can be found on our lab’s website at http://
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