HRP AY1718-1: Research Opportunity with Dr. Andrew Arnold & Dr. Jessica Costa

Project Mentor

Dr. Andrew Arnold
Center for Molecular Medicine
Dr. Jessica Costa
Center for Molecular Medicine

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description

Project Description We are currently pursuing a number of approaches, including the use of transgenic mouse models and cell lines, to learn more about the precise mechanisms of human tumorigenesis. In addition, we are continuing a major initiative seeking additional genes that contribute to human neoplasia.
Project Direction Pathogenesis of human endocrine tumors, especially parathyroid and craniofacial tumors. The roles of the cyclin D1 oncogene and the CDC73 tumor suppressor gene in neoplasia.
Mentorship and Supervision Student will be given didactic instruction on relevant background and “hands-on” training in relevant laboratory methods. One of the mentors or a trained laboratory staff member will be available for questions/help at all times that the student is in the lab. The student will check-in frequently with one or both of the mentors to monitor progress and provide feedback.
Student Qualifications Coursework in Genetics and/or Molecular Biology
Academic Year Time Commitment 3-9 hours/week
Schedule Options Hours by arrangement within the parameters of M-F, 9am-5pm
Project Continuation Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018
Possible Thesis Project Yes


Submit an online application for this research opportunity using the form below. The application deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017.

This application requires a cover letter, a resume or CV, an unofficial transcript, a brief statement of research interests, and a brief statement of career interests.