Dr. Yanjiao Zhou
Department of Medicine
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description
|Project Description||My lab is a computational biology lab. We are interested in understanding interactions of airway and gut microbiome with mucosal immunity in asthma and aging. The technique we use includes anaerobic culture, molecular biology, and multi-OMICS technology. The students will have the opportunity to learn wet bench techniques and bioinformatics, depending on their interests.|
|Project Direction||The student will contribute to our ongoing research on microbiome evolution in aging and bacteria-bacteria and bacteria-virus interactions in asthma using mouse models.|
|Mentorship and Supervision||The student will be trained on basic animal handling, culture, molecular techniques and bioinformatics by our Postdocs and students in the lab. The student will have a one-on-one weekly meeting with the PI.|
|Student Qualifications||Have basic knowledge about biology (if interested in wet lab) OR bioinformatics (if interested in dry lab). Students interested in microbiome research are encouraged to work on related projects.|
|Summer Schedule Options||Research Dates: May 24 to July 30, 2021
Schedule: M-F, 9am-5pm
|Project Continuation||Fall 2021, Spring 2022|
|Academic Year Time Commitment||6-9 hours/week|
|Possible Thesis Project||Yes|
Submit an online application for this research opportunity at https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/HRP21-34. The application deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021.
This application requires a resume or CV and a brief statement of research interests.