Bio 200/500 Mentors

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Lab Status
Name
Keywords/Short Research Description/Comments Program (s)
2010 Spring Available vascular biology; blood coagulation; diabetes; inflammation
Research: Role of coaagulation proteases and inflammatory molecules in vascular remodeling
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Fall Available cancer; Optical molecular imaging; molecular probe; near infrared; peptide
Research:Molecular optical and multimodal imaging and monitoring treatment response of diseases
Biochemistry
2013 Fall Available Aft, Rebecca cancer, pathogenesis, tumor biology
Research: Isolation and characterization of cancer-related genes
Comments: Works in Dr. Tim Fleming's lab
Genetics
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
2015 Spring & Summer Available

Akk, Gustav

GABA; ion channel; neurophysiology; nicotinic receptor; pharmacology; structure-function relations
Research:
Neuropharmacology of ion channels involved in general anesthesia.
Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
2014 Fall Available Amarasinghe, Gaya interferon, viral infection, cancer biology
Research: Signaling through interferons: Mechanisms and implications for viral pathogenesis and cancer biology
Comments: We use structural and biochemical studies to examine host-pathogen interactions and immune responses. To this end, we use techniques from molecular biology, structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics.
Pathology and Immunology
Laboratory and Genomic Medicine
2015 Spring Available

unctional neuroimaging, HIV, Alzheimer's disease, ageing, translational research
Research: Characterization of Dementia (HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (including BOLD, ASL, DTI, volumetrics)
Publication list: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=ances+bm
Comments: students will be given opportunity to possibly publish their work

Neurosciences
2012 Spring

Available

Andley, Usha

aging; protein structure; cell cycle; proteomics; cataract
Research: Small heat shock protein functions in ocular systems and stress
Comments: students should be willing to work with mice and tissue cultured cells.

Biochemistry
Molecular Cell Biology
2015 Fall Available cancer; hypoxia; cell signaling; tumor biology; transcription; vascular biology
Research: Molecular regulation of epithelial carcinogenesis
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2010 Spring

Unavailable

Asa, Cheryl

Internships and Independent study opportunities in animal behavior, endocrinology, reproduction, nutrition and conservation at the St. Louis Zoo

St. Louis Zoo
2010 Spring
Unavailable

signal transduction; receptor; G protein; hormones; protein structure
Research: Signal transduction by G proteins and pathogenesis of diabetes

Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2014 Fall Full Barbour, Dennis brain injury, brain mapping, hearing, neurobiology, neurophysiology, sensory systems
Research: Sensory neurophysiology and targeted brain repair
Biomedical Engineering
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Otolaryngology
Neurosciences
2015 Spring & Summer Available Barnes, Wayne

DNA, genome analysis, plant biology, technology development
Research
: High tech polymerases for low tech malaria and ebola assays.
DNA sequencing technology development.
Comment; I am trying to invent a new way to sequence DNA, and an offshoot may be an easier assay for Dengue, Ebola, and mosquitos with malaria.

Biochemistry Program
Plant and Microbial Biosciences Program
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program
2016 Spring Available Bart, Rebecca

Keywords: Plant-Pathogen interactions, crop improvement, comparative genomics.
Short description: We use genomics and molecular biology to understand the role of the host, the pathogen and the environment in disease severity.
Website: http://www.beckybartlab.org/

Plant and Microbial Biosciences Program
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program
2012 Spring Available Bassnett, Steve apoptosis, cataract, differentiation, imaging, stem cells
Research: Cell and molecular biology of the ocular lens
Molecular Cell Biology
Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology
2015 Spring Available Batista, Luis stem cells; iPS cells; telomerase; DNA repair; DNA damage; tissue dysfunction; telomeres
Research: Understanding the importance of telomerase in human stem and progenitor cell function and regulation
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology Program
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program
Molecular Cell Biology Program
2015 Spring Available Ben-Shahar, Yehuda

social behaviors, behavioral genetics, Drosophila, ion channels, molecular genetics, neurobiology, sensory systems
Research: Molecular and genetic analyses of neural and behavioral systems
Comments: Possible openings for summer and fall.

Neurosciences;
Molecular Genetics and Genomics;
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
2014 Summer & Fall Available Benzinger, Tammie MRI and PET neuroimaging, Alzheimer's disease, ageing, brain tumors, translational research
Research: Characterization of preclinical (asymptomatic) Alzheimer's Disease (AD) using mulitmodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET); Evaluation of new imaging technologies for characterization of brain tumors
Lab website
Neurosciences
2014 Fall Available Berezin, Mikhail Y. organic synthesis, optical probes, cancer, electrochemistry, fluorescence, nanotechnology, imaging spectroscopy and instrumentation
Research: Investigation of the excited state for medical imaging and clinical treatment
Lab website
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
Biochemistry
2010 Fall Available
Research: Novel mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in human and mouse models with insulin resistance and type 2 DM
Internal Medicine
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring

Available

Beverley, Steven

bacteriology; microbial pathogenesis; macrophage; virulence; drug resistance
Research: Molecular genetics of protozoan parasite virulence

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Immunology
Biochemistry
2015 Fall Available Bhattacharya, Deepta stem cells, B cells, vaccine development
Research: Stem cell engineering and basis of antibody-mediated immunity to infectious disease.
Lab Website
Pathology and Immunology
Immunobiology
Immunology Program
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology Program
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program
Molecular Cell Biology Program
2017 Spring & Summer Available Bierut, Laura Keywords: breast cancer; genetics; genetic results; clinical studies; psychiatry
Research: The purpose of this research study is to gather comprehensive health information from African-American women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to study the genetic risks. We also wish to inform and empower women by sharing their genetic information with them.
Comments: Email Sherri Fisher for more information.
Human and Statistical Genetics

2010 Spring

Available

Black, Kevin

dopamine receptor, neuropsychiatry, Tourette Syndrome, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, PET, MRI, neuroimaging
Research: (1) Functional neuroimaging with dopaminergic challenges using PET and fMRI; (2) Tourette syndrome; (3) Neuropsychiatry of movement disorders

Neurosciences
Department of Psychiatry

2010 Spring Available molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis, evolution of energy-conserving systems, biological electron transfer reactions, nitrogen fixation, reactive oxygen enzymes, genomics of photosynthetic bacteria Biochemistry
Molecular Biophysics
Plant & Microbial Biosciences
2010 Fall Available Blazquez, Pablo M. Research: Function of the Cerebellar-brainstem loop in motor control, spatial orientation and motor learning Neurosciences
2015 Spring Available Blodgett, Joshua biosynthesis, chemical ecology, bioengineering, Streptomyces
Research: Studies on bacterial secondary metabolism, pathway regulation and bioactive molecule discovery
Comments: Diverse individual projects available including genome mining and bioengineering, microbial isolation from the environment, or development of microbial toolsets for synthetic biology

Plant and Microbial Biosciences;
Molecular Genetics and Genomics;
Biochemistry

2010 Spring Available ignal transduction; vascular biology; neurobiology
Research: G protein signaling in development, physiology and disease
Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
Neurosciences
BiomedRAP
2013 Fall Available Boa, Jinxin aging, Alzheimer’s disease, epigenetics, neurobiology, neurodegeneration, stem cells
Research: Stem cell therapies for age-related diseases

Otolaryngology
Neurosciences

2013 Fall Full Boon, Jacco host-pathogen interactions, infection, microbial pathogenesis, systems biology, virus
Research: Pathogenesis of Influenza A viruses
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Immunology
2015 Fall Full Bose, Arpita

Geomicrobiology, microbial physiology, genetics, anaerobic biology, bioenergy, bioremediation, sustainability, synthetic biology, bioengineering and metabolic engineering.
Research: Our lab studies microbial metabolisms and their influence on biogeochemical cycling using an interdisciplinary approach. We apply the knowledge we gain to generate new ways of addressing issues such as the energy crisis, pollution, biofouling and sustainability. Lab website

Plant and Microbial Biosciences;
Molecular Cell Biology;
Molecular Genetics and Genomics;
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis;
Biochemistry

2010 Spring Available Comments: Student should have an interest in neuroanatomy (but not neccesarily experience) and brain image analysis.
2014 Fall Available Bowman, Gregory

Allostery, drug design, antibiotic resistance, molecular dynamics, Markov state models
Research: We combine simulation and experiment to understand the conformational changes proteins undergo and how these changes allow information to flow, both within single proteins and within networks of interacting proteins. Two major application areas are (1) understanding hidden allosteric sites and the opportunities they present for drug design, especially for treating antibiotic resistant infections, and (2) understanding the molecular mechanisms of vision, especially the origins of inherited forms of blindness. To facilitate these applications, we also develop enhanced sampling algorithms for simulating long timescale dynamics of proteins and nucleic acids.
Comments. Full time summer work is a definite possibility.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
2013 Spring Available Bradley, Alex Organic & isotope geochemistry, geobiology, microbiology
Research: Examining organic geochemistry, microbial ecology and physiology, carbon cycling, and the geological record to understand the coevolution of life and the Earth

Earth and Planetary Sciences
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology

2015 Summer & Fall Available Brenot, Audrey Breast cancer, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, immuno-modulation in tumor biology
Research: Understanding the crosstalk between epithelial to mesenchymal transition and immuno-modulation in breast cancer.
Comments: Works in Dr Greg Longmore's lab.

My contact information is abrenot@dom.wustl.edu. Our lab is located on the Medical Campus in the BJCIH building.

Molecular Cell Biology Program
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology Program
Immunology Program
2015 Spring Available computational biology, gene regulation, kinetics, mathematical modeling, systems biology, synthetic biology, regulatory circuits, genomics
Research: Systems biology, kinetics of regulatory networks, network inference, yeast, synthetic biology
Computational and Systems Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2010 Fall Available biophysics, crystallography, molecular medicine, asthma, mucosal immunology,endocytosis, receptor trafficking, structural biology, structure based drug design
Research: The molecular basis of lung diseases and drug development using structural biology tools

Biochemistry
Immunology

2012 Spring
Full
amyloid, apolipoprotein E, Alzheimer's disease, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, in vivo microdialysis, Traumatic Brain Injury
Research: Experimental and Translational Research on Traumatic Brain Injury: Amyloid-beta, Apolipoprotein E, and linkages to Alzheimer's disease
Neurosciences
2010 Fall Available Brody, Steven cilia, development, epithelium, lung, transcription
Research: Cell and molecular mechanisms of airway epithelial cell differentiation and cilia biogenesis
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring

Available

Broze, George

blood coagulation, atherosclerosis, biochemistry, kinetics, vascular biology
Research: Regulation of coagulation

Biochemistry
Molecular Biophysics
2015 Fall & 2016 Spring Available Bruchas, Michael The Bruchas lab focuses on optogenetic, pharmacological, and neurobehavioral dissection of neuromodulatory circuits in neuropsychiatric disorders. See bruchaslab.org for more detail. Comments: My lab has room for 2 undergraduates. Projects include optogenetics, neuroanatomy, molecular-cellular approaches, bioengineering and computation, live cell imaging in awake animals, and neurobehavioral assays. Summer position(s) available, in addition to independent research projects, upon successful completion of a semester or more of lab work. Several undergraduates trained in the laboratory are now in top ranked PhD programs at Stanford, University of Washington, Vanderbilt, UNC, and others.
Comments: Completion of General Biology, and Organic Chemistry Preferred. For those interested in the BME and imaging approaches, some background in MATLAB or other coding is required. Completion of Mol-Cell Bio, Neuro-Control Systems, and Genetics would be particularly helpful, but is not required.
Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2010S pring

Available

Burgers, Peter

Cell cycle, DNA damage response, DNA replication, Checkpoints, Mutagenesis, DNA repair, yeast
Research: Molecular Biology of DNA replication and damage response in yeast and human

Biochemistry
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring

Full

Burkhalter, Andreas

neurobiology, vision, physiology, development, synapse biology
Research: Structure and physiology of neuronal circuits in mouse visual cortex

Neurosciences
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2010 Spring

Available

Burton, Harold

imaging, cognition, neurobiology
Research: Neuroimaging studies of adaptive plasticity in blind and sighted individuals

Neurosciences
2010 Spring Available agricultural origins, ecology, Ethnobotany, medicinal plants, paleoethnobotany, plant & microbial biosciences
Research: Agricultural origins; ecology; Ethnobotany; medicinal plants; paleoethnobotany; plant & microbial biosciences Lab website
Plant & Microbial Biosciences

2014 Summer
& Fall

Available Campbell, Meghan

Research falls within the category of Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology, with emphasis on thecognitive and behavioral sequelae associated with movement disorders, particularly Parkinson disease and Tourette Syndrome.
Comments: Email meghanc@npg.wustl.edu

Neurology
2010 Spring Available calcium, ion channel, migraine, headache, pain, synaptic transmission
Research: Voltage-gated calcium channel, synaptic transmission and pathophysiology of migrain headache
Neurosciences
2015 Spring Available neuroscience, sensory biology, evolution, animal behavior, animal communication
Research: Sensory and evolutionary neuroscience
Neurosciences;
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology;
Computational and Systems Biology
2010 Spring

Available

Chalker, Douglas L.

chromatin structure, development, DNA, genome rearrangements, RNA interference, transcription
Research: Genetic and epigenetic regulation of developmentally med DNA rearrangements of Tetrahymena

Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2013 Spring Available Challen, Grant Hematopoietic stem cells, Leukemia stem cells, Epigenetic modifications
Research: Understanding the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate normal and leukemic stem cells
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2010 Fall Available Chen, Feng cell-signaling, development, functional genomics, molecular genetics, renal disease, transgenic
Research: Molecular genetic studies on the development and diseases of the kidney and other structures
Cell Biology and Physiology
Developmental Biology
BiomedRAP
2010 Spring Available Gene regulation, transcription factors, photoreceptor development, retinal degeneration, drug treatment
Research: Molecular mechanisms regulating photoreceptor transcriptome in healthy and diseased retina
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Neurosciences
2010 Spring

Available

Chen, Zhou-Feng

behavior, itch, pain, sensory systems, skin, spinal cord
Research: Molecular and cellular mechanisms of itch sensation

Neurosciences
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2013 Spring Available Chen, Zi

Lab: http://taberlab.seas.wustl.edu
Research: Morphogenesis and growth. Mechanical feedbacks in complex systems. Mechanics of thin objects and their instabilities. Biomimetic materials/devices. Nanofabrication. Nonlinear elasticity. Computational materials science.
Comments: I'm interested in getting a summer student through the Surf to work on the project "Mechanics without muscles: fast motion of plants and biomimetic devices"

Biomedical Engineering

2015 Spring & Summer

Available Chitwood, Dan Molecular mechanisms underlying diversity in plant morphology and designing
Research: Molecular mechanisms underlying diversity in plant morphology and designing morphometric methods to model plant development
Plant and Microbial Biosciences Program
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Program
Computational and Systems Biology Program
2012 Spring Available Choi, Kyunghee Lineage commitment; Hematopoietic, Vascular and Cardiac Development; Stem cells and Regenerative Medicinecell fate, embryonic development, hematopoiesis, reming, stem cells, transcription factors, vascular biology
Research: Hematopoietic, Vascular and Cardiac Development in Mammalian System
Immunology
Developmental
Regenerative and Stem cell Biology
Molecular and Cell Biology
2015 Fall Available Ciorba, Matthew Keywords: Colon Cancer and Colitis (inflammation). Intersection of Amino acid metabolism, gut microbiota and epithelial stem cells.
Research: Basic and clinical translation investigations to understand the mechanism which promote colon cancer in patient with chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis).

Microbiology
Immunology
Stem Cell Biology

2010 Spring Available

Civitelli, Roberto

bone biology, cell adhesion, signal transduction, gap junctions, cadherin
Research: Connexins, cadherins and beta-catenin in bone cell function
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2010 Fall Available Cohen, Barak A. computational biology, gene regulatory networks, genome analysis, genomics, quantitative genetics, systems biology
Research: Genomic anlyses of regulatory networks, models of complex traits and genetic variation
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Computational and Systems Biology
2012 Spring Available Cole, F. Sessions functional genomics, bioinformatics, pulmonary surfactant, lung development
Research: Genetic lung disease, Surfactant protein B, and rare diseases in infants
Cell Biology and Physiology
2010 Spring Available cell motility, cell cycle, cytoskeleton, actin, microtubules
Research: Molecular mechanisms of cell motility and cytoskeleton assembly
Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2013 Fall Available Cooper, Megan NK cells, interferon gamma IFN-y, cell memory, FAS gene, in vivo microbes, immunology
Research: The biology of natural killer (NK) cells and immune defects in patients with autoimmunity. Lab website
Pediatrics
Rheumatology
Pathology and Immunology
Immunology
Human and Statistical Genetics
2010 Spring Available neurobiology, systems biology, photoreceptor, genomics, transcriptional networks
Research: Transcriptional regulatory networks in photoreceptor development, evolution, and disease
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Neurosciences
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2017 Spring Full Keywords diabetes, bone, inflammation, arthritis, extracellular matrix
Research: Inflammatory bone loss.
Molecular Cell Biology Program; Neurosciences Program; Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology Program
2013 Spring Available Cresci, Sharon cardiovascular disease, diabetes melitus, genotype, genetic variation
Research: Genetic variation in the variable response to pharmacologic treatment (i.e. Pharmacogenomics) of cardiovascular disease; specifically individuals with both diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease.
Human and Statistical Genetics
Computational and Systems Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2013 Fall

Available

Croat, Thomas B

systematics, ecology, floristics, araceae, taxonomy
Research: Systematics and ecology of Araceae
Comments: Student will learn to differentiate and describe new species of Araceae, chiefly Anthurium and Philodendron from western South America. Tools include the use of Tropicos, Lucid, Google Earth and Photoshop. There are no prerequisites but a basic knowledge of plant morphology is useful. Work will results in one or more publications.

Plant & Microbial Biosciences
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
2013 all Available Cruchaga, Carlos Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson disease, Next-generation sequencing, complex disease, computational biology, gene expression, genetics
Research: In the lab we are using the next-generation sequencing technology to identify novel genetic variants implicated in neurodegeneration
Dept. of Psychiatry
2010 Fall Available

Culican, Susan

culican@vision.wustl.edu

visual development, axon targeting, proteomics Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
2014 Summer & Fall Available Dantas, Gautam antibiotic resistance, bioenergy, human microbiome, metagenomics, microbial ecology and biodiversity, computational and synthetic biology
Research: (1) Antibiotic resistance evolution and transmission across different habitats, (2) Engineering microbial catalysts for value chemical production, and (3) Engineering probiotic bacteria for treating GI diseases. Lab website
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Computational and Systems Biology
2014 Fall

Full

Davidson, Nicholas

gene expression, RNA, cancer, mRNA editing, mRNA stability
Research: Mammalian gene expression: Regulation through mRNA editing and RNA stabilization
Comments: no current or anticipated lab openings in 2014

Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
BiomedRAP
2015 Fall Available DeBosch, Brian

Keywords: Diabetes, metabolism, obesity, nutrition, molecular cell biology, gastroenterology, hepatology, signal transduction
Comments: We seek a diligent, growth-mindset oriented undergraduate student interested in pursuing biomedical research as a potential career path (e.g. MD-PhD program or graduate school). Students here will be scaffolded and trained based upon their demonstrated zone of proximal development by the PI, lead technician and graduate student in the lab. This is a rigorous and friendly / fun environment. The PI is often at the bench, offering significant 1:1 interaction opportunity. We hope to establish a 3-year (Sophomore thru Senior) relationship, with the goal being a first-author publication by the conclusion of the student’s tenure here.

Focus 1:
Metabolism and signal transduction pathways activated by sugar and uric acid.
Our work addresses gut and liver determinants of metabolic health and disease. We focus our studies on metabolism and signal transduction pathways activated by sugars and uric acid, which initiate metabolic cascades via specific membrane transporters in the glucose transporter (GLUT) family of homologs. We use a number genetic and pharmacological approaches in cell culture and in animal models to understand pathways downstream of the GLUTs involved in metabolic perturbations such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome.

Focus 2:
New approaches to fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome treatment
We are using targeted, mechanistic insights into the GLUT function and signaling to identify novel compounds as a potentially new treatment for fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome. We recently identified a nutraceutical, trehalose as a novel disaccharide GLUT inhibitor that mitigates liver fat deposition. We are developing unbiased genetic screening techniques as well as –omics-based techniques to identify novel pathways activated by this and similarly active compounds to develop new therapies for metabolic perturbations.


Affiliations: Pediatrics;
Cell Biology & Physiology

2012 Spring Available

Deem, Sharon

Email

Conservation medicine, wildlife health, veterinary epidemiology
Research: box turtle health and ecology, nutritional-related wildlife diseases, zoonotic pathogens Affiliation:
St. Louis Zoo (Institute for Conservation Medicine)
2015 Spring Full axon, endocytosis, nerve regeneration, neurodegeneration, neuronal development and differentiation, synapse biology
Research: Neural circuits in development and disease
Neurosciences
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2015 Fall
Available
cytoskeleton, microtubules, molecular motors, Optical molecular imaging, plant & microbial biosciences
Research: Molecular mechanisms of cytoskeleton organization and function
Comments:
Completion of Cell Biology or Biochemistry would be helpful.
Plant & Microbial Biosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Biophysics
2014 Summer & Fall Available Diwan, Abhinav

Lysosome biogenesis, mitochondrial quality control, ischemia-reperfusion, transcription factors
Research: To understand the transcriptional regulation of the lysosome machinery in homeostasis and under stress, and its role in mitochondrial quality control.
Lab website

Molecular Cell Biology
2014 Spring Available Djuranovic Sergej biochemistry, miRNA, RNA, Ribosome, translation, gene expression, translational control, cancer, malaria
Research: Molecular mechanisms of translational control .Dr. Djuranovic`s research examines the cellular processes that are regulated by changes in RNA metabolism. The primary focus of his research is the molecular mechanism of miRNA-mediated translational control of gene expression.
Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2012 Spring Available Doctor, Allan Projects would be on red blood cell physiology, vascular signaling, and oxygen transport under stress. Lab website Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Biochemistry
BiomedRAP
2014 Fall

Full

Doering, Tamara

biochemistry, gene regulation, host-pathogen interactions, microbial pathogenesis, pathogenic fungi, yeast, biosynthetic pathways, enzymology
Research: Investigations of capsule synthesis and host interactions of the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2011 Spring Available

Dougherty, Joseph

autism, gene expression profiling, genetics, genomics, mouse models, neurobiology
Research: With novel methods, search for perturbations in genes and cell types responsible for brain disorders in humans, and test them in mice
Comments: My laboratory uses novel methodologies for working with specific cell types in the mouse brain to address questions related to the fundamental cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly autism. There are opportunities for individuals with an interest in bioinformatics/statistical genetics, as well as molecular biology and neuroscience.
Departments of Genetics & Psychiatry
2012 Spring Available Druley, Todd rare variants, genomics, genetics, pediatrics, cancer, leukemia
Research: Genomic technology development to enable better understanding of the role of rare genetic variants in complex disease, particularly pediatric cancer.
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Human and Statistical Genetics
Computational and Systems Biology
2010 Spring Available

Duncan, Jennifer

diabetes, lipid metabolism, metabolic imprinting, mitochondria
Research: Transgenerational impact of nutrition on metabolism and mitochondrial function.
Molecular Cell Biology
2013 Spring Available cytoskeleton, cell cycle, signal transduction, centrioles, cilia
Research: Cilia, cytokinesis, tubulin superfamily, microtubules, cell division, obesity, ciliary signaling
Comments:
Completion of Genetics would be helpful
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
Human and Statistical Genetics
Plant & Microbial Biosciences
BiomedRAP
2010 Spring Full

adaptation, locomotion, Parkinson disease, motor control, movement, neurodegeneration
Research: Neural Control of Movement in Health and Disease
Comments: Undergraduates have opportunities to participate in studies of walking and other movements in people with Parkinson's disease and healthy control subjects. Especially appropriate for students interested in neuroscience, medicine, and/or physical therapy.

Physical Therapy, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Neurology
2011 Spring Available Edwards, John bioinformatics, cancer, cancer genomics, epigenetics, epigenomics, transcriptional regulation
Research: Understanding epigenomic abnormalities in breast cancer
Computational and Systems Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2015 Fall Full Egawa, Takeshi T cell development, immunological memory, transcription factors
Research: Transcription factor networks and gene regulation in T lymphocytes

Pathology and Immunology
Immunobiology
Immunology
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology

2010 Spring Available bioinformatics; biomarkers; cancer; mathematical modeling; radiation signaling; systems biology
Research: Computational and system biology and radiation oncology informatics for understanding patients response to cancer treatments.
Computational and Systems Biology
2013 Fall

Full

Elgin, Sarah

gene expression, functional genomics, heterochromatin, RNAi, histone modification
Research: Chromatin structure and the control of gene expression in Drosophila
Lab website

Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2010 Spring Available biochemistry, biophysics, DNA, DNA-protein interactions, structural biology
Research: Structural biology and biochemistry of DNA repair, replication and recombination; chromosome maintenance
Comments:
Contact my lab manager Beth Cotner (bcotner@biochem.wustl.edu) for more information.
Biochemistry
Molecular Biophysics
2015 Fall Full England, Sarah women`s health, potassium channels, uterine, muscle excitability
Research: molecular mechanisms underlying uterine function during pregnancy
Molecular Cell Biology
2013 Spring Available Evers, Alex Anesthetics, photolabeling, mass spectrometry, proteomics
Research: Molecular mechanisms of anesthetic action - Proteomics of GABAA receptors
Comments: My lab studies the mechanisms of action of anesthetics by using analogue photoaffinity reagents to covalently label anesthetic binding site and then identifying the binding site(s) using protein chemistry and peptide mass spectrometry. The students can learn nervous system pharmacology as well as state-of-the-art protein chemistry and proteomic (mass spectrometry) methods.
Neurosciences
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
2010 Spring Available osteoclasts, arthritis, inflammation, phospholipase gamma cytoskeleton
Research: osteoclasts, arthritis, inflammation, phospholipase gamma, bone resorption, cytoskeleton
Molecular Cell Biology
Immunology
2015 Fall Available Alzheimer's disease, amyloid, biomarkers, cerebrospinal fluid, diagnosis, prognosis Research: Fluid biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease Computational Biology
Human and Statistical Genetics
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2011 Fall Available evolution, genetics, genomics, yeast
Research: Population and evolutionary genetics, computational and experimental genomics Lab website
Computational Biology
Human and Statistical Genetics
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2013 Fall Available Fehniger, Todd cancer, cytokine, immunology, innate immunity, NK cells, small noncoding RNAs
Research: My laboratory is focused on the molecular mechanisms regulating natural killer cell activation, and novel methods to use NK cells as immunotherapy for cancer.
Lab website
Internal Medicine
Oncology
Immunology
2010 Spring

Available

Ferguson, Tom

angiogenesis, apoptosis, autophagy, immunology, lymphocyte, tolerance
Research: Cell death, autophagy, immune tolerance, T-cells, lymphocyte, macrophages, angiogenesis, immune privilege

Immunology
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
2013 Fall Available Fike, David


Research: Microbial biogeochemistry and metabolic stable isotopic (C/N/S) fractionation. Lab website

Earth and Planetary Sciences
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology

2013 Spring Available Fleckenstein, James enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli; microbial pathogenesis; vaccine development; diarrheal disease
Research: molecular investigation of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
2010 Fall

Available

Fremont, Daved

antigen presentation, endocytosis, immunology, structural biology, virology, protein crystallography
Research: Structural aspects of the immune response studied by x-ray crystallography
Comments: either computer (unix) or biochemical experience helpful but not essential.

Immunology
Molecular Biophysics
2013 Spring Available Gereau, Robert

pain, neurobiology, ion channel, synaptic transmission, signal transduction
Research: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic pain Lab website

Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring

Available

Goate, Alison

genetics, Alzheimer's disease, Alchohol dependence, nicotine dependence, dementia
Research: Genetc and genomic approaches to uncover genetic susceptibility to neuropsychiatric disease

Human and Statistical Genetics
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Neurosciences
2010 Spring Available biochemistry, metalloprotease, parasitology, malaria, protease
Research: Biochemistry of malaria
Biochemistry
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Cell Biology
BiomedRAP
2010 Spring Available development, genetics, growth and maturation, regeneration, zebrafish
Research: Growth control and regeneration in zebrafish
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2010 Fall Available

Green, Jonathan M.

immunology, lymphocyte, costimulation, CD28, CD43
Research: The role of costimulatory molecules in T cell activation

Internal Medicine
Pathology and Immunology
Immunology
2016 Spring Available

Greenberg, Michael
email

Research: generation and transduction of forces by molecular motors, with an emphasis on human disease. Biochemistry
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
2012 Spring Available

Griffey, Richard T.
email

Emergency medicine, quality and patient safety, evidence based imaging, information systems Emergency Medicine
2015 Fall Available Griffith, Obi bioinformatics, genomics, cancer, sequencing, machine learning, precision medicine, biostatistics, clinical statistics, transcriptomics, biocuration, web tools
Research: Development of precision medicine strategies for cancer using genomic and bioinformatic technologies
Lab website
Human and Statistical Genetics, Computational and Systems Biology, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Molecular Cell Biology
2012 Spring

Available

Gutmann, David H.

cancer, development, glia, mouse models, signal transduction, tumor biology
Research: Using mouse models to understand normal growth control and tumor formation in the mammalian brain
Comments: For more information email Lydia Passmore or call 362-7379

Neurosciences
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
2014 Summer & Fall Available Hanson, Dan immunology, lymphocyte, cytokine, fever, infection
Research: Fever as an evolutionarily adaptive regulator of immune host defense
Immunology
Molecular Cell Biology
2016 Fall Available Harris, Charles


Keywords: glucocorticoids, triacylglycerol metabolism, nuclear hormone receptors, adipogenesis, adipocyte, lipodystrophy, CRISPR, lipid droplets, cancer

Reaearch: Our lab strives to understand the molecular mechanisms of glucocorticoid signaling. Glucoocrticoids are stress hormones made by the adrenal gland. Glucocorticoids have many effects on the body including weight gain, causing diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis (weak bones) as well as skin and behavioral changes. Glucocorticoids mediate these effects by binding to glucocorticoid receptor which is a transcription factor. The principal focus of our lab is to understand what GR target genes are responsible for the observed effects of glucocorticoids on the body. The work is basic science but has strong clinical implications as the same steroid hormones are given to patients as medicines (e.g. prednisone) for the treatment of common inflammatory diseases such as asthma, emphysema, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, patients taking these medications suffer the same side effects mentioned above. One of the long-term goals of the lab is try to develop selective drugs that retain anti-inflammatory properties with less adverse effects.We pursue this using mouse models. We have created genetically modified mice with alterations to the glucocorticoid receptor to assist in this endeavor.

Our lab is also interested in non-traditional roles of adipose (fat) tissue. Once thought to be a storage place for fat, adipose tissue is now known to be an active endocrine organ. We have shown that it regulates the immune system and bones. We pursue these studies using a novel transgenic mouse we created that lacks all adipose tissue. We are now investigating the role of adipose in cancer.
Comments: Currently taking students.
For more information http://endo.wustl.edu/harris-lab/

Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2014 Fall Available Haspel, Jeff

autophagy, macroautophagy, sepsis, circadian clock, lung, inflammation
Lab Topics: Circadian rhythms and autophagy during critical illness.
Haspel Lab Research Description
The major goal of our lab is to better understand protein degradation in critically ill patients suffering from sepsis and respiratory failure. Sepsis is a state of systemic inflammation caused by infection that when severe can lead to organ failure and death. The organ failure produced by sepsis is accompanied by a cellular accumulation of protein aggregates and dysfunctional mitochondria that may impede normal function. We aim to better understand why cellular quality control appears to worsen during sepsis by focusing on autophagy, a lysosomal mechanism for clearing damaged organelles and aggregated proteins. Our approach involves measuring autophagic turnover in murine models and human peripheral blood using an assay we developed. We conduct experiments in mouse models of sepsis (endotoxemia and CLP) and also are extending our assay to peripheral blood samples obtained from ICU patients. One unexpected finding of our research is that autophagic activity appears to vary in a circadian manner in healthy mice. As a result we are also exploring the connection between circadian rhythm disruptions during sepsis with changes in autophagy.

 
2015 Fall Available

Keywords: mechanobiology, ion channel, plant development, plant stress, biosensor
Research:The Haswell lab studies how plants and bacteria use mechanosensitive ion channels to sense and respond to mechanical forces like tension, touch, or vibration. We are also developing research tools that will enable us to measure membrane tension in live cells and to explore electrical signaling during trap closure in a carnivorous aquatic plant.
Comments: Lab Website: http://pages.wustl.edu/haswell
Twitter: @ehaswell

Plant & Microbial Biosciences
Cell Biology
2013 Fall Available Held, Jason cell signaling, protein posttranslational modifications, proteomics, mass spectrometry, redox analysis, cysteine oxidation, NADPH oxidases, cancer, diabetes
Research: Applying mass spectrometry-based proteomics in concert with biochemical, molecular, and genetic tools to understand cell signaling. Especially focused on understanding the role of cysteine redox regulation in physiological processes.
Division of Oncology and Department of Anesthesiology

2014 Summer
& Fall

Available Henderson, Jeff bacterial pathogenesis; host-pathogen interactions; iron; mass spectrometry; medicinal chemistry; metabolomics
Research: Biochemistry of the interface between hosts and bacterial pathogens
Biochemistry
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
2012 Spring Available Henzler-Wildman, Katie Keywords: membrane proteins; multidrug resistance; transporters; NMR; protein structure and dynamics
Research: Mechanism of multidrug recognition and secondary active transport by multidrug resistance transporters
Biochemistry
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
2015 Spring Full cognition; diabetes; Parkinson disease, neuroimaging
Research:
Clinical and cognitive neuroscience
Comments: Computer knowledge and ability to interact professionally with children and/or older adults in clinical settings desired.
Neurosciences
2010 Spring

Available

Herzog, Erik

neurobiology; physiology; behavior; imaging; circadian rhythm
Research: Cellular and molecular analysis of circadian rhythms in mammals

Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2015
Summer & Fall
Available Hoch, Peter Plant systematics and evolution; biogeography; phenology; pollination ecology
Research: Plant systematics, floristics, phenology and climate change, reproductive and pollination ecology Lab website
Missouri Botanical Garden
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
2010 Spring Available

neurobiology, nucleokinesis, Sun proteins, nuclear lamina, Nesprins, retina.
Research: Role of LINC complexes (Linkers of the Nucleoskeleton to the Cytoskeleton) in nucleokinesis and neuronal migration
Comments:
summer position available

Molecular Cell Biology
Neurosciences
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2010 Fall Available amyloid; antibodies; apolipoprotein E; Alzheimer’s disease; hypoxia-ischemia; neurobiology
Research: Cellular/Molecular/Biomarkers studies of Alzheimer's disease and neonatal brain injury
Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
2011 Fall Available epithelial cells; gene expression; innate immunity; macrophage; NKT cells; paramyxoviruses
Research: Acute and chronic responses to respiratory viruses
Immunology
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Cell Biology
2016 Fall Available neurobiology; behavior; mathematical modeling; smell; pheromones; purification and structural analysis
Research: Neural mechanisms of pheromone detection, recognition, and olfactory learning; novel optical methods for recording neuronal activity
Comments: Available Fall and Spring.
Neurosciences
Computational Biology
Chemical Biology
2011 Spring Available Hou, Jianghui biochemistry; biophysics; hypertension; ion channel; molecular medicine; transgenic
Research: Cell-cell junctions that form epithelial barriers to ions and solutes critical for normal kidney functions
Molecular Cell Biology
2013 Spring

Available

Hruska, Keith

bone biology; differentiation; ion channel; signal transduction; vascular biology
Research: Mechanisms and treatment of CKD and complications, renal osteodystrophy and vascular clacification

Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2013 Fall Available Huang, Yina genomics, immunology, secondary messengers, signal transduction, tumor biology
Research: IP4 regulation of lymphocyte activation, development and tumorigenesis
Pathology and Immunology
Immunology
Molecular Cell Biology
2013 Fall Full Hultgren, Scott bacterial pathogenesis, functional genomics, pilus biogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, structural biology
Research: Pilus and amyloid fiber formation in bacteria: Structure, function and role in diseases of the urinary tract

Molecular Microbiology
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Biochemistry
Molecular Cell Biology

2013 Fall Available Jia, Li cancer genomics, epigenomics, functional genomics, transcriptional regulation, hormone receptor
Research: Gene Regulation in Cancer
Lab website
Internal Medicine
Pharmacogenomics
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
2014
Summer & Fall
Available cell fate; development; gene expression profiling; Gdnf-Ret signaling; translational research; kidney; spermatogenesis; stem cells: cross-talk between nervous and urinary systems.
Research: Development, injury and regeneration: bench to bedside.
Pathology and Immunology
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2015 Fall

Available

biochemistry; kinetics; plant & microbial biosciences ; protein engineering; protein structure; structural biology
Research: Exploring regulatory networks in metabolism - structural biology and biochemistry of plants and microbes
Plant & Microbial Biosciences
Biochemistry
2010 Fall Available Johnson, Stephen zebrafish; stem cells; cancer; developmental checkpoint; cell proliferation; regeneration
Research: Growth control of adult stem cells and regeneration
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
2014 Fall Available Karch, Celeste neurodegeneration, neurogenetics, Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, tau, amyloid precursor protein, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), cell and molecular biology, molecular mechanisms
Research: We study the effects of candidate genes that modify risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other tauopathies on APP and tau metabolism using bioinformatic, molecular, and cellular approaches.
Dept of Pscyhiatry
2014 Fall Available Kellogg, Elizabeth

evolution, developmental genetics, comparative genomics, cereal
grasses, phylogeny
Research: Floral development in grasses; evolution of duplicated genomes
in crops and their wild relatives Lab website
http://www.danforthcenter.org/scientists-research/principal-investigators/e

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
2013 Fall Available Kerschensteiner, Daniel imaging, mathematical modeling, neurobiology, physiology, synapse biology, vision
Research: Neural circuit assembly and visual processing in the retina
Lab website
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Neurosciences
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
2014 Spring Available Khader, Shabaana Tuberculosis, lung, cytokines, host pathogen interactions, immune cells, macrophages, vaccines
Research: Understanding lung host immunity to intracellular pathogens
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
2013 Spring Available Kim, Albert H. malignant brain tumors, neural development, glioblastoma multiforme.
Research: common signaling pathways in brain development and malignant brain tumors
Neurosciences
Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2016 Spring Available Kim, Alfred Autoimmunity (mouse and human), B cells, kidney (renal) injury, experimental imaging
Research: My lab is interested several aspects of immune-generated kidney injury, which can be seen in autoimmune diseases such as lupus. We study how the immune system (particularly B cells) can induce glomerular injury which causes the filtering function of the kidney to fail. In addition, we are investigating how innovative renal imaging approaches such as fluorescence molecular tomography can identify the earliest stages of inflammatory renal disease, even before it can be detected using traditional approaches used clinically.
DBBS (Immunology)
2011 Spring Available Kim, Jungsu amyloid; Alzheimer's disease; cardiovascular disease; lipids; MicroRNA; neurobiology.
Research: Role of microRNAs in Neurodegenerative diseases and brain lipid metabolism.
Comments
: Completion of Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, or Lab on DNA manipulation coursework would be helpful, but not required. Must have completed at least 3 semesters at Wash U
Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2015 Fall Available Klechevsky, Eynav dendritic cells, new vaccines, chronic human diseases
Research: Human Dendritic Cell biology and Novel vaccines
Lab website
Immunology Program
Computational and Systems Biology Program
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program
2010 Spring Available chemokines; glia; Immunology; lymphocyte; neurobiology; neurons
Research: Cellular and molecular studies of viral and autoimmune encephalitides
Immunology
Neurosciences
BiomedRAP
2012 Spring Available Kornfeld, S. Kerry aging; cancer ; cell fate; development; metals; signal transduction
Research: Intracellular protein trafficking, including targeting of acid hydrolases to lysosomes
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
2012 Fall Available Kotzbauer, Paul

Lipid metabolism, mouse models, neurodegeneration, pathogenesis, phospholipase A2, Parkinson disease
Research: Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Parkinson`s disease and related disorders

Developmental Biology
Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology

2010 Spring

Available

Kovacs, Sandor J

cardiovascular physiology; biophysics; mathematical modeling; imaging; cardiology
Research: Quantitative cardiovascular physiology, mathematical modeling of systems physiology, imaging

Molecular Biophysics
2016 Summer

Available

Kozlowski, Corinne

Summary: Dr. Kozlowski's work focuses on the reproductive status and health of endangered species, both in zoos and in the wild. This is accomplished primarily through measures of gonadal and adrenal hormones in non-invasively collected samples. Current research projects include studying measures of well-being for zoo-housed fennec foxes, characterizing patterns of reproductive hormones for piping guans and Somali wild asses to assist with ex situ breeding efforts, and monitoring stress in free-ranging Channel Island foxes.
Keywords:endocrinology, reproduction, imunoassays, animal conservation
Comments:Internships and independent study opportunities are available in endocrinology at the Saint Louis Zoo. Interns begin learning fecal sample extraction procedures and advance to assisting with immunoassays for gonadal and adrenal steroids. Previous experience in basic laboratory techniques is required.

St. Louis Zoo
2010 Spring Available bacteria; gene expression; protein structure; plant biosensors; cytochromes
Research: Gene regulation and biogenesis of extracellular components in bacteria
Plant & Microbial Biosciences
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
2010 Fall Available Kroll, Kristen cancer; cell cycle; embryonic development; neurobiology; stem cell; transcriptional regulation
Research: Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in neural stem and progenitor cells
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
Neurosciences
2014 Fall Full

Kunkel, Barbara

microbial pathogenesis; genetics; plant & microbial biosciences .
Research: Molecular genetic analysis of disease development in Pseudomonas syringae-Arabidopsis interactions
Comment: I have openings for Fall 2014.

Plant & Microbial Biosciences
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2013 Spring Available Lapi, Suzanne radiochemistry, imaging, positron emission tomography
Research: My research interests lie in the development of positron emitting radiotracers in the life sciences. This encompasses a broad scope of projects: Our group works on the development of the cyclotron targetry to produce novel radioisotopes to the synthesis and characterization of novel radiopharmaceuticals to the translation of these imaging agents into clinical trials. Lab website
Biochemistry
2013 Fall Full Lanza, Greg imaging, molecular imaging, ultrasound, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, drug delivery
Reaearch: Noninvasive molecular imaging and drug delivery research

Internal Medicine
Cardiology Consultants
Computational and Molecular Biophysics

2010 Spring

Full

Larson, Allan

DNA; evolution; genome analysis; population biology; systematics
Research: Molecular population genetics and phylogenetics of amphibians and reptiles

Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Computational Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2012 Fall Available Larson-Prive, Linda The Electrical and Optical Imaging laboratory, which is a part of the Neuroimaging Laboratory of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, is a collaborative laboratory housing three principal investigators. The laboratory focuses on the integration of electrophysiological and functional imaging data in human subjects. Department of Radiological Sciences
2010 Spring

Available

Levin, Marc S.

retinoids, intestinal pathophysiology, short bowel syndrome, apoptosis, cell proliferation and migration.

Molecular Cell Biology;
Molecular Genetics and Genomics;
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2012 Spring

Available

Levin, Petra Anne

Cell division, cytoskeleton, cell cycle, microbial genetics, cell biology, fluorescence microscopy
Research: Temporal and spatial regulation of cell division in E. coli, B. subtilis and the pathogen S. aureus

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2012 Spring Available Lewis, Amanda L. bacterial pathogenesis, glycobiology, innate immunity, reproductive and perinatal infection
Research
: Glycobiology of pathogenic and commensal bacterial-host interactions relevant to women`s health
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Biochemistry
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2013 Fall Full Link, Daniel genomics, hematopoiesis, microenvironment, MicroRNA, neutrophil, stem cells
Research: Molecular regulation of normal and malignant hematopoiesis

Internal Medicine
Oncology
Immunology
Molecular Cell Biology

2015 Spring Available Lodhi, Irfan Adipose tissue, brown fat, diabetes, obesity, cancer, lipid metabolism
Research: Metabolic dysregulation in diabetes and cancer
Molecular Cell Biology;
Molecular Genetics and Genomics;
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2010 Fall Available Loewy, Arthur aldosterone; autonomic nervous system; hypertension; neuroanatomy; sodium intake
Research: CNS control of autonomic functions and sodium regulation; brainstem and hypothalamic circuits regulating visceral functions
Neurosciences
2011 Spring Available Lohman, Timothy M. DNA recombination; DNA replication; fluorescence; molecular motors; single molecules; thermodynamics
Research:
Mechanisms of DNA helicases/translocases and SSB proteins
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
Biochemistry
2011 Spring Available Long, Fanxin BMP; Hedgehog; bone and cartilage; development and regeneration; notch; Wnt
Research: Developmental and regenerative biology of the mammalian skeleton
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Fall

Available

Longmore, Greg

cell migration; cell adhesion; signal transduction; cancer metastasis
Research: Epithelia morphogenesis in development and disease

Molecular Cell Biology
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Immunology
2010 Fall Available Lovett, Michael genome analysis; gene expression; development; functional genomics; arthritis
Research: Human genetic diseases, genome technologies, systems biology, functional genomics of hearing loss and craniofacial development
Human and Statistical Genetics
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring Available development; differentiation; cell signaling; gene expression; genetics
Research: Understanding genetic pathways regulating epithelial differentiation
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
2016 Summer Available Keywords: Endocarditis, heart failure, surgery, medicine, clinical
Research:Assess clinical outcomes of endocarditis valve replacement surgery and work with the WUSM Department of Surgery to compile an endocarditis patient database.
Comments:The endocarditis database is expected to result in several important clinical projects/manuscripts/presentations.
Department of Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
2015 Spring Available Mbalaviele, Gabriel Inflammation, Inflammasome, NLRP3, Bone, Skeleton, Cytokines
Research: Role of inflammasomes in skeletal development and maintenance
Molecular Cell Biology Program
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology Program
2014
Summer & Fall

Available

Mockler, Todd genomics, bioinformatics, transcriptional regulation, gene regulatory networks, alternative splicing, splicing, Brachypodium, systems biology, plant biology, computational biology, photosynthesis, abiotic stress
Research: systems biology for understanding gene regulatory networks in plants
Lab website
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Plant and Microbial Biosciences
Computational and Systems Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2015 Spring Available Maher, Christopher non-coding RNAs, lncRNAs, transcriptome, cancer genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, solid tumor malignancies,
Research: Understanding the role of recently discovered long non-coding RNAs in solid tumors
Computational and Systems Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
2014 Spring Available

Mangan Lab

Plant-soil interactions, ecology of mycorrhizal fungi, tropical ecology, plant-animal interactions, species coexistence, ecosystem functioning
Research: Role of species interactions in explaining plant species abundances
Comments: enjoy working outdoors & in the lab. Contact Claudia Stein
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Plant and Microbial Biosciences
2015 Fall

Available

Marshall, Garland R.

molecular modeling; protein structure; peptide chemistry, epigenetic modulators. HIV-1 latency, parasitology
Research: Molecular recognition is the key to drug design and peptide conformation.
Email : garlandm@gmail.com

Computational and Molecular Biophysics
Computational and Systems Biology
Biochemistry
2017 Fall

Available

McCall, Jordan

Research: The long-term goal of the McCall lab is to better understand the neural mechanisms underlying the emotional dysregulation associated with stress, chronic pain, and addiction. To achieve this goa, we take three primary approaches: The first is at the level of basic neurobiology using a circuit neuroscience approach. Here, animal models are employed to test the function and response of the neuromodulatory systems as tractable targets for clinical intervention. The second is the development of new wireless technology to overcome existing limitations to experimental design and access to the mammalian nervous system. Finally, the laboratory is developing new approaches to solving computational problems inherent to high dimensional datasets. The McCall lab works closely with engineers, mathematicians, and clinicians to achieve these goals. More information can be found at www.mccall-lab.org.
Email : jordangmccall@wustl.edu

Neuroscience
2015 Fall

Available

Mennerick, Steve

neurobiology; synapse biology; receptor; ion channel; apoptosis
Research: Physiology of glutamate and GABA neurotransmission in the CNS

Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
2013 Fall Available Mercer, Robert

cell membrane, development, Na K-ATPase, excitable tissue, cell volume
Research: Molecular and cell biology of ion pumps and transporters in plasma membrane; cell polarity

Cell Biology and Physiology
Molecular Cell Biology
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
2015 Fall Full Meyer, Gretchen muscle physiology, cell biology, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine
Research: Interplay between muscle physiology and cell biology in the context of disease. Specifically, understanding the mechanisms and consequences of fatty infiltration in muscle.
Physical Therapy, Neurology and Biomedical Engineering
2012 Spring Available Milbrandt, Jeffrey functional genomics, metabolic pathway, mitochondria, nerve regeneration, neurodegeneration, transcriptional networks
Research
Axonal degeneration, regulation of myelination, neuronal energetics and mitochondrial function in neuropathy and neurodegenerative disease
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Human and Statistical Genetics
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2010 Spring

Available

Miller, Kathryn G.

actin; cytoskeleton; cell motility; genetics; development
Research: Function of actin-binding proteins in development

Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
2012 Spring Available
Birth defects, kidney disease, mouse genetics, therapeutics
Research: Genetic analyses of mouse organogenesis
Molecular Cell Biology
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2010 Spring Available functional genomics; systems biology; technology development; bioinformatics
Research: Technology development for functional genomics and systems biology
Computational Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
BiomedRAP
2010 Fall Available Moley, Kelle autophagy; development; diabetes; germ cells; glucose transport; metabolism
Research: Murine preimplantation embryogenesis: the effects of maternal hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia on glucose transporter and blastocyst survival
Molecular Cell Biology
Developmental Biology
2013 Spring Available Monk, Kelly glia, mouse models, multiple sclerosis, nerve regeneration, neurobiology, zebrafish
Research: Molecular and genetic mechanisms of myelination, myelin maintenance, and remyelination Lab website
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Neurosciences
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2013 Spring Available Moon, Tae Seok

Synthetic Biology; Systems Biology; Metabolic Engineering; Protein Engineering; Genetic Circuits
Research: Building the Future with Synthetic Biology. Research Abstract and Lab website

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Computational and Systems Biology
Biochemistry
2016 Spring Available Moron-Concepcion, Jose Research: Our laboratory is interested in examining the neuronal mechanisms underlying the effects of opioids on synaptic plasticity and their link to the behavioral effects of opioids.
Lab website: http://elysium.wustl.edu/moron-concepcion_lab/mechanisms_of_opioid_dependence_and_the_intersection_with_pain/
2010 Fall Available Mueckler, Michael signal transduction; metabolism; diabetes; intracellular trafficking; glucose transport
Research: Molecular biology of glucose transporters
Molecular Cell Biology
2015 Fall Available Myers, Jonathan biodiversity, community ecology, and biogeography of temperate and tropical plant communities; climate change and community dynamics; plant functional ecology and diversity; species interactions
Research: http://www.myersecologylab.com
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Plant and Microbial Biosciences
2012 Spring Available Mysorekar, Indira

autophagy, host-pathogen interactions, infection, injury, regeneration, stem cells, estrogen signaling
Research: Studying biology and pathophysiology of the urinary bladder Lab website
Comments: We are interested in taking on new students in the coming years for thesis work, as well as for work/study s.

Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Immunology
2014 Fall Full Naismith, Rob Multiple Sclerosis (MS), CNS Imaging, MRI, Optical Coherence Tomography, Neuro-immunology, Clinical Outcomes, Ambulation, Optic Nerve, Retina, Sprinal Cord
Research: Relating imaging of CNS structure to clinical outcomes in multiple sclerosis.
Neurosciences
2010 Spring

Available

Nerbonne, Jeanne

cardiovascular physiology; cell signaling; ion channel; metabolism; neurobiology; physiology
Research: Molecular determinants of ion channel expression, distribution and functioning

Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring Available aging; inflammation; mucosal immunology, lymphoid tissue development, IgA; vaccine
Research: Development and function of inducible lymphoid tissues in the intestine
Immunology
2010 Fall
Available

Nichols Colin

ion channel; neurobiology; functional genomics; cell signaling; kinetics
Research: Ion channel biology in health and disease

Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Fall Available Nonet, Michael synapse biology; genetics; Zebrafish; C. elegans; exocytosis
Research: Molecular genetic analysis of synaptic development and function
Neurosciences
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2010 Spring Available bone biology; osteoclast; arthritis; cancer; NF-KB
Research: Role of NF-KB signalling in osteoclasts
Molecular Cell Biology
2013 Fall Available Nunley, Ryan Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Replacement.
Research: Minimal incision joint replacement, image-guided surgery, total hip resurfacing, avascular necrosis, joint replacement outcomes in patients under age 65 years old, and joint preserving treatments for hip dysplasia using osteotomies and hip arthroscopy.
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
2015 Summer & Fall Available Nusinow, Dmitri Plant Biology, circadian rhythms, biochemistry, genetics, Arabidopsis, mass spectrometry, chronobiology
Research: Circadian clock regulation of physiology and development in plants.
Plant and Microbial Biosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2011 Spring

Available

O'Malley, Karen

apoptosis, bioinformatics, gene expression, neurobiology, signal transduction, transgenic
Research: Mechanisms underlying the specification, regulation, and neurodegeneration of dopaminergic and glutamatergic systems

Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
BiomedRAP
2014
Summer & Fall
Available Oh, Steve cancer genomics; hematopoiesis; leukemia; proteomics; signal transduction; stem cells
Research: Mechanisms of dysregulated signaling in blood cancers
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Immunology
2016 Spring Full evolution, plants, population genetics, adaptation, crop domestication
Research: Plant evolutionary biology, molecular population genetics, genetics of adaptation, phylogeography
Comments: Opportunities for undergraduates to learn molecular lab methods (DNA extraction, PCR, DNA sequencing) while participating in research on plant adaptation and evolution.
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Plant & Microbial Biosciences
2012 Spring

Available

Oltz, Eugene M. cancer; chromatin; epigenetics; genome rearrangements; lymphocytes; transcriptional regulation
Research: Genetic and epigenetic s that guide normal lymphocyte development and contribute to cellular transformation
Immunology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Biochemistry
2015 Spring Available Ornitz, David cell signaling; development; cancer; growth factors; mouse models; stem cells
Research: Fibroblast Growth Factor signaling in lung, skeletal, cardiovascular, and inner ear organogenesis, cancer, response to injury, and regeneration.
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Neurosciences
Molecular Cell
Biology
BiomedRAP
2010 Spring

Available

Ory, Daniel S.

atherosclerosis; cholesterol; macrophage; neurodegeneration; oxysterols; vascular biology
Research: Study of regulation of cholesterol homeostasis, and role of cholesterol in atherosclerosis and neurodegeneration
Comments: Completion of introductory biology and inorganic chemistry is recommended.

Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2010 Spring

Available

Osdoby, Phil

Keywords: extracellular matrix, bone biology, development, aging, osteoclast
Research: Bone remodeling cell and molecular events of osteoclast activity and development

Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
2015 Summer Available Padoa-Schioppa cognition, decision making, neuroeconomics, neurophysiology, prefrontal cortex, primate
Research: Neuronal and cognitive mechanisms of economic choice and decision making
Lab website
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Economics
Biomedical Engineering
Neurosciences Program
2016 Fall

Full

Pakrasi Himadri

Bioenergy, photosynthesis, synthetic biology, systems biology
Research: Systems and Synthetic Biology of photosynthetic organisms
Lab Website

Plant & Microbial Biosciences
Biochemistry
Computational Biology and Systems Biology
Microbiology
2017 Spring

Available

Palanca, Ben

Research: My Neuroimaging of Altered States of Arousal Laboratory uses varies techniques for characterizing diagnostic and prognostic markers to improve perioperative care, mental health, and sleep medicine. I have ongoing EEG investigations to probe the recovery of consciousness and cognition following the seizures of electroconvulsive therapy, sleep, and general anesthesia. I collaborate closely in outcome studies that relate cognitive function to sleep disorders and EEG markers. Anesthesiology
Neuroscience program.
2014
Summer & Fall
Available Pandey, Sona heterotrimeric G-proteins, abscisic acid, G-proteins, molecular genetics, biochemistry, genomics, proteomics, protein-protein interactions
Research: To understand how plants perceive and respond to abiotic stress
Lab website

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Plant and Microbial Biosciences

2013 Fall Full Pappu, Rohit Huntington`s disease; Polyglutamine Aggregation; Intrinsically Disordered Proteins; Phase transitions in cell biology; Self-assembly; Transcriptional regulation; Small-scale Systems Biology & Interaction Networks;
Research: Biophysics of intrinsically disordered proteomes Lab website

Biomedical Engineering
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
Computational and Systems Biology
Plant and Microbial Biosciences

2012 Spring Available Pardini, Eleanor Plant population ecology, plant evolutionary ecology, invasive and rare plants, plant conservation
Research: Interactive effects of ecological and genetic factors on rare plant population dynamics
Comments: Must enjoy working outdoors; completion of Intro to Ecology and courses in statistics and/or GIS is preferred.
Environmental Studies

2015 Spring & Summer

Available Peelle, Jonathan

fMRI, language, optical, cognitive, aging
Research: Using behavioral and human neuroimaging techniques to study speech comprehension. Lab website

Otolaryngology
Neurosciences
2011Fall

Available

Perlmutter, Joel

pathogenesis, imaging, physiology, neurobiology
Research: Pharmacology, physiology and pathophysiology of basal ganglia and movement disorders

Neurosciences
2010 Fall Available Petersen, Steven attention; language; development; behavior; imaging
Research: Behavioral and fMRI studies of attention and cognitive development
Neurosciences
2016 Fall Available Peterson,Tim Keywords: aging, mental health, high-throughput sequencing, systems biology, biomedical engineering, computational biology, quantified self
Research: The Peterson lab uses genetics, biochemistry, engineering, and computational approaches to understand and treat aging and mental health.
DBBS (grad)/Department of Medicine, Genetics, Bone & Mineral Diseases
2015 Fall Available Jennifer Philips Key words: tuberculosis, host-pathogen interactions, innate immunity
Research:We study host-pathogen interactions that enable Mycobacterium tuberculosis to evade eradication by the host immune system.
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology
2013 Fall Available Piccio, Laura neurology
Research: Endogenous immune regulatory mechanisms involving the "TREM" family of molecules, and caloric restriction in the EAE model of MS.
Neurosciences
2010 Fall Available Pike, Linda signal transduction; cell signaling; cancer; EGF receptor; lipid rafts
Research: EGF receptor-mediated cell signaling and the control of cell growth
Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry
2016 Spring Available Pincus, Zachary Keywords:Aging, longevity, and health; heterogeneity; individuality; inter-individual variation
Research: We study why certain individuals live longer than others, using C. elegans as a model. We develop novel microscopy, computational, and microfluidic technologies to understand why genetically identical individuals in a population live lives of different lengths and with different degrees of health.
Computational and Systems Biology
Developmental Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2015 Fall

Available

Ponder, Jay

molecular modeling, protein structure, computational chemistry, molecular dynamics simulation, protein engineering
Research: Computational chemistry, protein engineering, theoretical protein structure and folding
Comments: requires background in computing and interest in Biochemistry

Computational Biology
Molecular Biophysics
2015 Spring Available Pruett, John R. attention, face perception, autism, cognitive, fcMRI, fMRI, social cognition, comparative cognition, psychophysics
Research: Developmental cognitive neuroscience studies of social attention / cognition and brain functional connectivity in autistic and non-autistic subjects
Neurosciences
2015 Spring

Available

Queller, David

social interactions, evolution, microbiology, social amoebae, kin selection, moleuclar evolution, multicellularity, development, genomics
Research: http://strassmannandquellerlab.wordpress.com
Comment: Highly selective group interested in students who have identified projects of interest from our webpage above.

Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2012 Spring Available Racette, Brad A.

Research: The genetics of Parkinson`s disease, Welding related Parkinson`s disease, and investigations into new medications for Parkinson`s disease, dystonia, and Huntington`s disease. Lab website

Neurosciences
2013 Fall Available Raichle, Marcus imaging, behavior, cognition, fMRI, PET
Research: Functional brain imaging with positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance
Radiology
Radiological Sciences
Neurology
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Neurosciences
2010 Spring Available cell death; Gene regulation; neuronal development and differentiation; synaptic plasticity; transcriptional regulation
Research: To understand the molecular basis of synaptic activity-dependent neuronal adaptation in the mouse brain
Neurosciences
2014 Spring Available

lymphocytes, virology, AIDS, leukemia, HIV
Research: Molecular biology and pathogenesis of HIV and HTLV.
Comment: PCR study available for an interested undergraduate taking Bio 200 or 500.

Immunology, Molecular Microbiology, and Molecular Genetics
2013 Fall Available Razani, Baback

Atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, autophagy, lysosomal dysfunction, lysosomal biogenesis, inclusion body formation
Research: Defining the mechanisms of atherosclerosis with a focus on the roles of autophagy and lysosomes

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine
Pathology and Immunology
Molecular Cell Biology
Immunology

2017 Spring Available Keywordshematology, immunology, sepsis, transfusion, heme animal and human translational research. Email Critical Care Medicine; Pathobiology
2010 Spring Available preeclampsia, immunology, reproduction, NK cells Email Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2013 Fall Available Rudnick, David cell cycle, cell signaling, development, mouse models, regeneration
Research: Molecular mechanisms of liver regeneration
Lab website
Pediatrics
Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Developmental Biology
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2010 Fall Available Russell John apoptosis, autoimmunity, imaging, inflammation, multiple sclerosis
Research: CNS/lymphocyte interactions regulating inflammation and pathogenesis in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis
Immunology
Molecular Cell Biology
BiomedRAP
2010 Spring Available ecology, evolution, genetics, population biology, systematics
Research: Ethnobotany is the interactions among plants, peoples, and their environments in either ecological or evolutionary time.
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Plant & Microbial Biosciences
2010 Fall

Available

Salkoff, Larry

neurobiology, genome analysis, development, behavior, physiology
Research: How ion channels function in physiology and behavior

Neurosciences
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2010 Fall Available Sands, Mark gene therapy; hematopoiesis; metabolism; neurobiology; neurodegeneration; stem cells
Research: Pathophysiology and novel therapies for lysosomal storage diseases
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Neurosciences
Molecular Cell Biology
2012 Spring Available Sandell, Linda J. angiogenesis, chondrogenesis, gene regulatory networks, gene transcription, osteoarthritis, stem cells
Research: Gene regulation of extracellular matrix proteins and its influence on the phenotype of cells
Orthopaedic Surgery
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring Available development; bone biology; stem cell; heparan sulfate; cell signaling
Research: Molecular basis of normal and abnormal development
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2010 Fall

Available

Schaffer, Jean

metabolic stress, non-coding RNA, cell death, diabetes complications, heart disease
Research: Cellular responses to metabolic stress

Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry

2015
Spring, Summer & Fall

Available

Schedl, Tim

germ cells; C. elegans; genetics; development; functional genomics
Research: Control of germline stem cells and meiotic development in C. elegans
Comments:

Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology

2017 Spring

Full

Scheller, Erica

Keywords: diabetes, bone, neuropathy, dentistry, adipose tissue
Research: Skeletal metabolism and homeostasis

Molecular Cell Biology Program; Neurosciences Program; Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology Program
2010 Spring Available development; cognitive; imaging
Research: Use fMRI to study typical and atypical cognitve development
Neurosciences
2010 Fall Available Schlesinger, Paul apoptosis; ion channel; biophysics; physiology; endocytosis
Research: Intracellular ion transport, chloride, protons, mitochondrial channels, phagosome, parasites
Biochemistry
Molecular Cell Biology
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
BiomedRAP
2010 Spring Available neurobiology; genetics; sleep; gene expression; aging
Research: Molecular/genetic analysis of sleep function
Neurosciences
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2010 Spring Available cataract, genetics, mouse models, pathogenesis, vision
Research: Ophthalmic genetics
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2014 Summer & Fall Full Silva, Jon opto-genetics, multi-scale modeling and cardiac electrophysiology.
Research:Our lab in BME works on understanding the molecular basis of the cardiac action potential. Lab website
Biomedical Engineering
2013 Fall Available Shimony, Joshua brain, imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, DTI, perfusion, mathematical modeling
Research: Translational Brain MRI Clinical Applications; Neurophysiology Modeling Using MRI Methods

Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology
Neurosciences

2012 Spring Available imaging; macro- and micro- artificial tissue systems; computational biology; metabolic control; diabetes; heart disease.
Research: Multi-disciplinary research spanning biology of disease mechanisms, engineering and imaging sciences & informatics
Department of Radiology
Computational and Systems Biology
Biochemistry
2010 Spring

Available

Sibley, David L

cell-signaling, kinases, calcium, cytoskeleton, evolution, genetics, genome analysis, microbial pathogenesis
Research: Cellular and molecular basis of intracellular parasitism by protozoan parasites

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Immunology
2010 Fall Available Skeath, James development, neurobiology, cell signaling
Research: Genetic analysis of neural and muscular development in the Drosophila embryo
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Neurosciences
BiomedRAP
2012 Spring Available

Smith, Kevin

Email

Biodiversity, conservation, extinction, biogeography, community ecology and restoration
Research: Studies of how disturbances and predators alter biodiversity and cause extinctions; how biodiversity can be restored once lost Comments: Field, laboratory, and computer-based projects are available. Many opportunities include work at Tyson Research Center
Tyson Research Center
2015 Fall

Full

Snyder, Larry

behavior, cognition, computational biology, eye-hand coordination, neurophysiology, systems neuroscience
Research: Information processing in the cerebral cortex

Neurosciences
2013 Fall Available Solnica-Krezel, Lilianna Our studies focus on the inductive and morphogenetic events during early vertebrate development, particularly during gastrulation. We are studying these processes in the zebrafish model.
Research: Inductive and morphogenetic processes that establish and shape germ layers during vertebrate embryogenesis, using zebrafish and embryonic stem cell models
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
2012 Spring Available Song, S.-K. "Victor" Neuroimaging biomarker of CNS injury, MS, EAE, Stroke, Spinal cord injury, TBI, Glaucoma, injury and disease of visual system, functional diffusion MRI
Research: Biomarkers of CNS injury
Neurosciences
2011 Fall Available Stahl, Philip human-specific genes; signal transduction; endocytosis
Research: Hominoid-specific genes such as TBC1D3, that regulate growth factor receptor signaling, may explain why human physiology and pathobiology differs from lower species.
Molecular Cell Biology
Immunology
2010 Fall Available

Stallings, Christina

bacteria, gene regulation, molecular genetics, microbiology, pathogenesis, transcription, infectious disease
Research: Molecular pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
2010 Spring Available epithelial-mesenchymal interaction, inflammation, injury, microbial pathogenesis, mouse models, mucosal immunology, stem cells
Research: Molecular interactions between intestinal epithelial stem cells and their niche
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Immunology
Molecular Cell Biology
2013 Fall Full Stein, Phyllis heart rate variability, cardiovascular risk, sleep apnea, ambulatory ECG analysis Lab website Division of Cardiology
2010 Spring Available apoptosis, epithelial cells, immunology, inflammation, innate immunity, prostaglandin, radiation
Research: We are interested in the epithelial response to injury in the intestine and in mucosal immununology in the intestine.
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring Available aging, cancer, microenvironment, RNAi, senescence, telomere
Research: Telomere biology and an aging stroma in human cancer
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
BiomedRAP
2011 Fall Available Strader, Lucia auxin, abscisic acid, cell division, cell expansion
Research: Strader Lab research focuses on understanding phytohormone roles in plant development.
Comment: Full time summer work possible.
Plant & Microbial Biosciences
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2015 Spring Available Strassmann, Joan

social evolution; mutualism; microbes; conflicts of interest; organismality; social wasps; social amoebae; Dictyostelium
Research: http://strassmannandquellerlab.wordpress.com
Comment: Highly selective group interested in students who have identified projects of interest from our webpage above.

Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Molecular
Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

2011 Spring Available Strong, Cristina epigenomics, genetics, genomics, skin, transcriptional regulation, translational research
Research: Genomics of Skin Barrier: Development and Disease
Human and Statistical Genetics
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Computational and Systems Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
2015 Spring Available Sturgeon, Christopher stem cell, embryonic, iPSC, hematopoiesis, HSC, hESC, development
Research: Investigating the mechanisms underlying human hematopoietic development, using the in vitro differentiation of embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells as a model system
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology Program
Molecular Cell Biology Program
Molecular Genetics and Genomics Program
2010 Fall Available Taghert, Paul circadian rhythms, Drosophila, neurobiology, neuronal development and differentiation, transcriptional regulation
Research: Circadian physiology; neuronal development
Neurosciences
Developmental Biology
2015 Spring Available Taylor John-Stephen Cancer, melanoma, DNA repair, mutagenesis, chromatin structure.
Research: Preparation and characterization of nucleosomes and nucleosomal arrays.
Comments: Students will make use of molecular biological techniques (PCR, cloning, sequencing, protein expression) to construct and study nucleosomes.
Biochemistry
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring Available biochemistry; infection; malaria; protein-protein interaction; protein crystallography; structural biology
Research: Structural, biochemical and biophysical studies of proteins critical for the survival of Malaria parasites
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Biochemistry
2010 Fall Available Tomasson, Michael oncogene; cancer; hematopoiesis; pathogenesis; signal transduction; tumor biology
Research: Chromosomal translocations, fusion oncogenes, and the molecular pathogenesis of hematopoietic malignancies
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2015 Fall Available Topp, Christopher plant, crop, sustainable, agriculture, root, environment, interaction, evolution, developmental, quantitative, computational, genetic, statistical, technology, imaging, phenotyping
Research: Subterranean phenotyping and characterizing the environmental and genetic factors that condition root growth. Lab website
Comments: We have a very multidisciplinary group that approaches plant growth and development from genetic, statistical, computational, and technological angles - check us out to see how your skills and interests can be applied to both basic and applied biology!
Plant and Microbial Biosciences;
Computational and Systems Biology;
Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
2015 Summer & Fall Available Tripathy, Sandeep innate immunity, NK cells, receptors, signal transduction, tolerance
Research: Receptor-mediated modulation of NK cell responses in vivo
Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology
Immunology Program
2010 Fall Available aging; amyloid; prion; neurodegeneration; epigenetics
Research: Epigenetic regulation of phenotypes by propagation of prions in yeast
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
2013 Spring Available Umen, James evolution, cell biology, developmental biology, size control, cell division, sexual dimorphism.
Research: Cell growth, size control and evolution of sex in Volvocine algae
Plant & Microbial Biosciences
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2013 Available Van Essen, David

neurobiology, vision, cerebral cortex, brain mapping
Research: Primate cerebral cortex: structure, function, connectivity, development, and evolution
Lab website

Anatomy and Neurobiology
Neurosciences
2013 Fall Full Van Tine, Brian Cancer, Metabolism, Human in mouse Cancer Models, New Therapies, Tumor Models
Research: Understanding the Initiation, Progression and relapse mechanisms of adult sarcomas
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2016 Spring Available Vierstra, Richard Research:Defining how ubiquitin and other post-translational modifiers contribute to cellular regulation and turnover and how the phytochrome photoreceptor system controls plant and microbial development. Plant and Microbial Biosciences Program
Biochemistry Program
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2010 Spring Available immunology; cancer; atherosclerosis; pathogenesis; virology
Research: We study viral immunology and search for new pathogens.
Immunology
Human and Statistical Genetics
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
2010 Spring Available bacteriology; pathogenesis; macrophage; intracellular trafficking; immunology
Research: Intracellular replication of Legionella pneumophila inside macrophages
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2012 Spring Available cancer, leukemia, stem cells, genomics, whole genome sequencing, blood cell formation
Research:
Study of normal versus myelodysplastic blood cell development
Research Abstract
: The main interest of our laboratory is the discovery and characterization of gene mutations in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with the long term goal of understanding the molecular mechanisms that control abnormal hematopoiesis. MDS results from the expansion of one or more dominant hematopoietic clones that contain initiating mutations, while transformation from MDS to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs as these clones accumulate additional progression factors (including point mutations in genes and cytogenetic abnormalities). More info
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2015 Spring & Summer Available microbial pathogenesis, functional genomics, virology, genome analysis, computational biology
Research: Discovery and Characterization of Novel Viruses.
Comments: Openings are available to characterize novel viruses discovered in the model organism C. elegans. Both fundamental virology and host-reponses will be explored.
Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis .
2013 Fall Available Wang, Xiaowei cancer, microRNA, systems biology
Research: Combined computational and experimental analyses of microRNA functions
Radiation Oncology
Bioinformatics
Computational and Systems Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2010 Fall Available Warchol, Mark hearing; vestibular; sensory; development; regeneration
Research: Sensory regeneration in the auditory and vestibular systems
Neurosciences
Developmental Biology
2010 Fall Available short bowel syndrome, intestinal adaptation, intestine, bowel resection, pediatric surgery, cell signalling, gene expression, prolifertaion, apoptosis, angiogenesis Comments: Contact Chris Erwin (lab manager) for more information. Molecular Cell Biology
2010 Spring

Available

Watson, Mark A.

cancer; functional genomics; gene expression; pathogenesis; breast cancer
Research: Use of microarray technology and other 'whole-genome' approaches to molecularly classify human malignancies and to identify genetic pathways associated with tumor progression

Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Human and Statistical Genetics
2010 Spring

Available

Weber Jason D.

cancer, cell cycle, MicroRNA, cellular metabolism, cell signaling, tumor biology, tumor suppressor
Research: Role of tumor suppressors and oncogenes in growth control

Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2013 Fall Full Welch, John

We study cancer, leukemia, stem cells, genomics, and whole genome sequencing.
Research: the study of normal bone marrow development and its dysregulation by leukemic mutations.
Research abstract: The main interest of our lab is the discovery and characterization of leukemia associated mutations with a long term goal of transitioning knowledge gained at the bench into clinical trials. We have recently identified new mutations in cohesin genes. These mutations are nearly always loss of function, and the consequence of these mutations on hematopoiesis is currently unknown. We are developing knock-down and knock-out strategies to determine how these mutations alter hematopoiesis and contribute to leukemia.

Internal Medicine
Bone & Marrow Transplant
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology

2013 Fall Available White, Neil

diabetes mellitus, both type 1 and type 2, in children and adolescents
Research: interests have focused on diabetes mellitus

Department of Pediatrics
2015 Fall Available epilepsy; glia; imaging; multi-photon microscopy; neurophysiology
Research: Mechanisms of epileptogenesis and seizure-induced brain injury
Neurosciences
2010 Fall Available Woolsey, Tom barrels; brain; blood flow; systems neuroscience; whiskers
Research: Function, development and neurovascular control and disease models in the central nervous system
Neurosciences
Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology
2010 Fall Available antigen presentation, dendritic cells, immunology, intravital microscopy, multiple sclerosis, neurobiology
Research: Inflammation and autoimmunity of the central nervous system
Comments: Full time summer work a definite possibility; must have completed initial biology coursework; must be proficient with computers
Department of Neurology
2011 Spring Available biophysics, brain, fMRI, lung, mathematical modeling, MRI
Research: Development and applications of quantitative MRI-based methods for in vivo studying of humans and animals in health and disease
Neurosciences
2012 Spring Available Yang, Lan One of my research focuses is to develop ultra-sensitive chemical/biological sensors using nano/micro photonic devices. Computational and Molecular Biophysics
2016 Spring Available Yano, Hiroko Research: Molecular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases; Epigenetic regulation of gene expression in Huntington's disease
Keywords: epigenetics, transcription, neurodegeneration, Huntington's disease, molecular mechanisms, primary neurons, mouse models, therapeutic strategies.
Neurosciences and Molecular Cell Biology
2011 Fall Available hematopoiesis; leukemia; oncogene; protein trafficking; stem cell; transcription. Short Research Description: Molecular Pathogenesis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Pathology and Immunology
Molecular Cell Biology
Immunology

2010 Spring

Available

Yokoyama, Wayne

cancer, immunology, innate immunity, NK cells, tumor biology, virology
Research: Host innate immune responses to pathogens and tumors

Immunology
2010 Fall Available cancer, cell cycle, chromatin, DNA damage, laser micro-irradiation, Xenopus egg extracts
Research: Molecular mechanisms of genome surveillance and tumorigenesis
Molecular Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Biochemistry
2013 Fall Available Yoo, Andrew microRNA, cell fate reming, neurogenesis, chromatin remodeling, regenerative medicine
Research: Direct reming of cell fates using microRNAs and neural factors
Lab website
Developmental Biology
Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology
Neurosciences
2015 Fall Available Yoshino, Jun

 

Key words: Obesity, Diabetes, Metabolism, Translational Research
Research: Basic and translational obesity/diabetes research

 

Department of Medicine
2010 Spring Available apoptosis; cytomegalovirus; infection; microbial pathogenesis; replication; virus replication Research: Human cytomegalovirus replication and pathogenesis Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Cell Biology
2014 Fall Available Zayed, Mohamed    
2013 Fall Available Zhang, Fuzhong Research: Developing synthetic regulatory systems and molecular tools for the microbial production of pharmaceuticals and biofuels
Keywords: Synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, protein engineering
Molecular Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Computational and Systems Biology
Computational and Molecular Biophysics
2010 Spring Available cerebral amyloid angiopathy, vascular dementia, Alzheimer`s disease, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral vasospasm, delayed cerebral ischemia, cerebral blood flow
Research: Mechanisms and novel therapeutics for cerebral amyloid angiopathy and cerebral vasospasm
Neurosciences

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