HRP AY1718-3: Research Opportunity with Dr. Ephraim Trakhtenberg

Project Mentor

Dr. Ephraim Trakhtenberg

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description

Project Description We study how the brain develops and utilize gained knowledge to reverse-engineer regeneration of the brain tissue damaged by an injury or stroke. We employ a multidisciplinary approach spanning cutting edge genetics, epigenetics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and gene therapy, which will provide a student with an opportunity to explore different approaches and select a project that aligns best with the individual’s career goals and interests.
Project Direction During the fall semester the student will identify a project for continuation through the summer. The project will be within the scope of the overall focus of the lab on studying brain development and neuroregeneration, and may involve neuronal cell culture, biochemistry, mouse neurosurgery, and neuro-bioinformatics.
Mentorship and Supervision Personalized training plan consistent with student’s career goals.
Student Qualifications Enthusiasm about biomedical research.
Academic Year Time Commitment 9 hours/week
Schedule Options To be arranged between selected student and mentor
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 resume or CV, an unofficial transcript, and a brief statement of career interests.