Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Single Molecule Epigenetics and Development"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2011 - DURI
Research area(s):
epigenetics, developmental biology, nanotechnology
Project Description:
You will explore the fundamentals of gene expression during embryonic development by assessing epigenetic modifications in single cells using nanotechnology. You will gain expert knowledge in gene regulation, developmental biology and epigenetics.
Expected Student Contributions:
You will be collaborating with graduate students in developmental biology and nanotechnology to collect mouse embryos and use high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy to assess epigenetic modifications in single cells.
Related Website(s):
http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/LossieLab/Welcome.html
Desired Qualifications:
I am looking for a student with a strong work ethic and good interpersonal skills who can think outside the box.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Lossie, Amy
Deptartment/College:
Animal Sciences

Student Supervisor

Name:
Chiao-Ling Lo
Title:
Graduate Research Assistant

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Joseph Irudayaraj
Deptartment/College:
ABE/Agriculture