Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Radiation Fibrosis"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Nanotechnology, Drug delivery, Cancer research
Project Description:
Post cancer treatment, radiation fibrosis is a major cause of long-term disability occurring due to fibrotic tissue sclerosis, in response to radiation exposure. The purpose of this project is to develop novel therapeutics to counter hypoxia in tissue exposed to radiation. The intern will be involved in radiation therapy, mice handling and injections, cryosectioning, and dark field microscopy. Intern will work closely with graduate student.
Expected Student Contributions:
Planning and conducting experiments, reporting, presentations, conferences
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge in the field, ability to work hard, GPA, enthusiasm
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Irudayaraj, Joseph
Deptartment/College:
agricultural and biological engineering

Student Supervisor

Name:
Pushpak Bhandari
Title:
Graduate Research Assistant

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Craig Gergen
Deptartment/College:
BME