Working with the PI and a graduate student in the lab, the student will investigate how cells build complex tissues, either inside developing embryos or in a culture dish. The student will focus on one of three areas: emerging optogenetic technologies that use light to manipulate cellular force generation, genetics factors that influence tissue mechanics, or modeling the collective movements of populations of cells. The student will gain experience with quantitative image analysis, mechanics, developmental biology, genetics, and/or modeling.
Lab Group: Kasza Living Materials Lab
Direct Supervisor: Prof. Karen Kasza
Position Dates: 6/1/2020 - 8/31/2020
Hours per Week: 40
Qualifications: Mechanical Engineering laboratory fundamentals
Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's; SEAS only