Potential Mentors for 2019 - 2020

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Krista Elspas

Research Goals/Purpose:

something

Training Plan:

some plan

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Shree Ram Singh

Research Goals/Purpose:

Our current research is directed toward understanding the molecular genetic mechanisms by which stem cells regulate tissue homeostasis, regeneration, and tumorigenesis. We are utilizing Drosophila model to understand the above mechanisms. Specifically, we are using adult gastrointestinal tissue system to characterize the genes/signaling pathways that regulate stem cell behavior and tumor formation. The knowledge gained from investigating stem cell regulation in Drosophila model will provide a basis for understanding how human adult stem cells respond during normal and pathological conditions.

Training Plan:

At the beginning of the internship, the student will be trained in the basic methodologies of laboratory research. The student will be working on specific projects related to Drosophila intestinal and kidney stem cells and drug screening. The student will be exposed to various techniques in genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, and molecular biology. The student will participate in laboratory seminars and will present their research work in meetings.The student intern will collaborate with other members in the laboratory and will participate in writing manuscripts.