Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"CPIP: Developing a novel immunoassay method for cancer research"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Full-Year 2011 - CPIP
Research area(s):
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer science, Statistics, Biology
Project Description:
A majory of cancers are related to unregulated phosphorylation and the project aim is to develop a simple and powerful assay to explore phosphorylation status in different cancer types. The project is significant because we can potentially identify biological markers for early detection of cancer. The technology requires solid knowledge in chemistry and biology. Some skills in bioinformatics will be highly desirable.
Expected Student Contributions:
Depending on the intern's interest and background, the intern can work on the bench as a biochemist carry out day-to-day research, or software work to analyze the data generated by the cutting-edge instruments.
Related Website(s):
http://www.ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/taow.aspx
Desired Qualifications:
GPA >3.5. Intern with solid chemistry, biochemistry and biollogy background, or intern has basic skills in programing.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
12
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Tao, Weiguo
Deptartment/College:
biochemistry

Student Supervisor

Name:
Anton
Title:
Iliuk

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Robert Geahlen
Deptartment/College:
MCMP