Available: 12/02/19, Expires: 11/03/22
We are a translational immunology/dermatology lab studying severe drug reactions and GVHD using human samples and humanized mouse models. The main goals of this lab is to elucidate the pathobiology of severe drug reactions and/or GVHD using immunofluorescent staining and microscopy, transcript analysis and cytokine analysis on patient skin samples, correlating clinical data to laboratory findings, using a humanized mouse model to study disease pathogenesis and potential treatment options, helping with patient enrollment in prospective research studies and processing patient specimens in the lab.
We have multiple opportunities available depending on the student's interests and goals. The student will be able to learn the scientific method and proper laboratory techniques, to assist or independently perform experiments (depending on student experience/level), to analyze and interpret data, to present findings at lab meeting and potentially departmental or national meetings.
We are looking for hard working, enthusiastic students who can function as part of our research team. Students should show initiative and interest in learning from other members of our lab and our department and also for self directed learning. Students should be organized and detail-oriented. It is mandatory that students follow all research ethical guidelines. This is a full time research position which may include evenings and/or weekends depending on experiments. Projects could either be for a summer (8-10 weeks for example) or for a year off experience. Lab experience not required, but desired.
I am a physician scientist with clinic on Mondays and episodic hospital coverage. I meet with every lab member individually weekly for one hour, plus as a group weekly in our lab meetings, then one on one as needed depending on the person and their experience level/needs. Medical students would be trained by me and by post-doctoral fellows in the lab and/or senior laboratory technician.