HRP SU23-37: Research Opportunity with Dr. Ephraim Trakhtenberg

Project Mentor

Dr. Ephraim Trakhtenberg
Department of Neuroscience

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 the 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.
Minimum Science GPA: 2.7
Summer Schedule Options Research Dates: May 22 to July 28, 2023
Schedule: To be arranged within the schedule parameters of M-F, 9am-6pm
Project Continuation Fall 2023, Spring 2024
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, January 30, 2023.

This application requires a science GPA and a brief statement of research interests. References should be available upon request.