Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"CPIP: anticancer activity of novel vitamin E metabolites"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Full-Year 2011 - CPIP
Research area(s):
cancer prevention
Project Description:
Recent studies in our laboratory indicate that long-chain carboxychromanols, novel metabolites from vitamin E, may be promising anticancer agents. Our preliminary data showed that carboxychromanols can inhibit cancer cell growth and cause cancer cell death. This project is to investigate the effects of these vitamin E metabolties on the viability of different typed of cancer cells, and elucidate mechanisms underlying observed anticancer effects.
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will be involved in cell-bsed studies. He or she will learn sterile techniques to grow human and animal cells, various techniques for evaluation of cell viability, flow cytometry to characterize potential cell death and western blot to study protein expression and so on.
Related Website(s):
Dept of Foods and Nutrition under faculty research area
Desired Qualifications:
GPA > 3.0 or >2.7 with lab working experience motivated to conduct research eager to learn
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Jiang, Qing
foods and nutrition/HHS

Student Supervisor

Qing Jiang
Associate Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Dorothy Teegarden
Foods and Nutriton/HHS