In Situ Cryo Electron Tomography (cryoET) of Malaria Parasites

The Ho Lab, in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University, is seeking a talented and motivated undergraduate researcher to join us in using in situ cryo electron tomography (cryoET) to explore how membrane protein complexes mediate host-pathogen interactions in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Projects will be focused on using cryo focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (cryoFIB/SEM) and cryoET to directly visualize the host-pathogen interface in parasite-infected human red blood cells. Learn more about our research and our team here: 

We are looking for an innovative, resourceful and resilient student who enjoys learning new things and is interested in biomedical imaging and analysis, particularly of 3D tomographic images of the host-pathogen interface in parasite-infected human red blood cells.

Undergraduate students interested in exploring research in our lab are welcome to send their resume, unofficial transcript, current class schedule, and a cover letter with a paragraph or two about themselves, their future career goals, and a brief description of what they hope to learn to Dr. Ho at [email protected]. We’re excited to meet you!

Lab: Ho Lab

Direct Supervisor: Chi-Min Ho

Position Dates: Summer 2022

Hours per Week: 35

Position Type: On site

Qualifications: Previous experience with Python and/or MATLAB is preferred, but not required

Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's

SEAS only: No

Chi-Min Ho, [email protected]