Tissue Mechanics During Embryonic Morphogenesis

Working with the PI and a postdoc in the lab, the student will investigate how the mechanical properties of tissues and the mechanical forces generated by cells help to shape tissues and organs during embryonic development of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The student will learn confocal microscopy, quantitative image analysis, and/or Drosophila genetics.

Position Dates: Summer 2022

Direct Supervisor: Karen Kasza

Lab: Kasza Living Materials Laboratory

Hours per week: 40 hr/week

Number of positions: 1

Position is paid

Position is available for credit

Position type: Hybrid (both remote and on site)

Qualifications: Fundamentals of mechanical engineering and lab safety. Experience with coding in Python or MATLAB.

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's (SEAS only)

Prof. Karen Kasza, [email protected]