HRP SU23-48: Research Opportunity with Dr. Yanjiao Zhou

Project Mentor

Dr. Yanjiao Zhou
Department of Medicine

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description

Project Description My lab is a computational biology lab. We are interested in understanding the role of the gut microbiome and microbial metabolites in aging. The techniques we use include mouse models, anaerobic culture, molecular biology, and multi-OMICS technology. The student will have the opportunity to learn wet bench techniques and bioinformatics, depending on their interests.
Project Direction This summer, the student will help with sample collection and data analysis, and these efforts will continue to the next academic year.
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 22 to July 28, 2023
Schedule: M-F, 9am-5pm
Project Continuation Fall 2023, Spring 2024
Academic Year Time Commitment 6-9 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 cover letter, a resume or CV, GPA, and science GPA.