Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Breast Cancer Prevention with Diet-derived Agents"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Full-Year 2017 - CPIP
Research area(s):
Cancer Prevention
Project Description:
Our laboratory studies the effect of diet-derived bioactive compounds on molecular pathways involved in development and progression of breast and pancreatic cancer. This project will focus on understanding the regulation of cell cycle progression by diet-derived bioactive compounds and the subsequent implications to breast cancer prevention.
Expected Student Contributions:
The CPIP intern will work collaboratively with other members of the lab to perform experiments and collect data. The experiments will involve cell culture and molecular biology techniques (including isolating RNA, performing qPCR, etc.). The intern will learn how to analyze and interpret the data and is expected to present the research findings at poster sessions on campus;
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Desired Qualifications:
GPA>3.4; previous lab experience is a plus.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Stan, Silvia
Nutrition Science / Health and Human Sciences

Student Supervisor

Silvia D. Stan
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Ourania M. Andrisani
Basic Medical Sciences / Veterinary Medicine