HRP SU20-27: Research Opportunity with Dr. Yi Wu

Project Mentor

Dr. Yi Wu
Center for Analysis and Modeling (Department of Cell Biology)

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description

Project Description The student has an opportunity to participating in several projects related to mechanobiology. These projects overall hinge upon a newly developed, genetically-encoded biosensor from the lab for detecting mechanical forces in living cells. The exact project for the student can focus on calibrating force sensing modules in vitro, engineering force sensors for a specific protein, or measuring forces in live cell microscopy.
Project Direction Mechanobiology is an exciting new esearch area where biologists start to understand how mechanical forces are involved in the regulation of signaling and cellular processes. My lab is interested in developing novel imaging tools to overcome some of the technical challenges in this field.
Mentorship and Supervision The student will be closely working with the PI and the graduate students in the lab. Progress will be monitored through weekly lab meeting and individual meeting with the PI.
Student Qualifications No prior research experience is required.
Summer Schedule Options Research Dates: May 26 to July 31, 2020
Schedule: M-F, 9am-5pm
Project Continuation Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Academic Year Time Commitment 9 hours/week
Possible Thesis Project Yes


Submit an online application for this research opportunity at The application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020.

This application requires a resume or CV, a brief statement of research interests, and a brief statement of career interests.