Concussion is a prevalent type of traumatic brain injury that is neither fully understood nor has any cures or treatments to help patients who have experienced concussion. Our lab seeks to uncover the mechanisms leading to concussion and search for potential treatments. The student will assist in contributing to concussion research through maintenance of hippocampus slice cultures and analysis of cell death in these cultures. The student will also learn and practice MATLAB for data analysis. In addition to reading literature pertaining to concussion and traumatic brain injury in general, the student will also shadow current graduate students in the lab to learn various lab techniques as well as engage in discussion to help design experiments.
Lab: Neurotrauma and Repair Laboratory, Barclay Morrison
Direct Supervisor: Andrew Basilio
Position Dates: 6/3/2019 - 8/9/2019
Hours per Week: 40
Paid Position: Yes
Qualifications: Sterile technique, programming
Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior (SEAS only)