Summer Internship: Mechanics of Morphogenesis

Location of Research: Hybrid (both Remote and On Site)

This position has been filled

Intern will work closely with a graduate student to perform research on the formation of organs during embryonic development. Specifically, the student will perform time lapse experiments to visualize the movement of cells during formation of the foregut, an embryonic structure that gives rise to the esophagus, trachea, and lungs, among other tissues. Mechanical analyses performed on these datasets will be coupled with gene misexpression and cell biological analyses to study the molecular control of forces that drive organ formation in the embryo. Student will learn embryology and microdissection, microscopy, immunostaining, mechanical testing, and strain analysis.

Lab: Morphogenesis and Developmental Biomechanics Lab

Location of lab: Engineering Terrace 399B

Direct Supervisor: Olivia Powell

Position Dates: 6/1/2021 - 8/10/2021

Hours per Week: 35

Credit: Yes

Paid: Yes

Qualifications: Image analysis and coding in Python

Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior (SEAS only)


Nandan Nerurkar, [email protected]