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)