HRP SU17-21: 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 Summer research will help student identify a project for potential continuation part-time during the academic year. 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.
Summer Schedule Options Research Dates: 9-10 full-time weeks to be scheduled between May 8 and August 25, 2017
Schedule: To be determined in consultation with selected student
Project Continuation Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Academic Year Time Commitment 9 hours/week
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.