Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"IBCN - Epigenetics and its relevance to gene regulation and Cancer"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2013 - DURI
Research area(s):
Biological Engineering, Biophysics, Molecular Biology
Project Description:
We are interested in studying the dynamics and state of epigenetic modifications both at a single cell and population basis. Our objectives are to explore mechanisms in the context of a live cell so that effective diagnostics and therapeutic strategies could be developed. We are specific ally interested in detecting and curing cancer.
Expected Student Contributions:
1) Assist in molecular biology experiments 2) Develop protocols for evaluating chromatin 3) DNA extraction
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Desired Qualifications:
1) GPA greater than 3.5 2) Junior standing - Sophomores with high GPA's will be considered 3) Motivation and ability to excel
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Irudayaraj, Joseph
agricultural and biological engineering

Student Supervisor

Yi Cui
Graduate Research Assistant

Cooperating Faculty

Sophie Lelievre
Basic Medical Sciences