Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Nanotoxicology: Understanding the effects of nanoparticles on fish embryos"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2014 - DURI
Research area(s):
Toxicology, biology, fisheries
Project Description:
Nanoparticles are being added to many commercial products as bactericides. However, not enough information is available on the potential effects of these particles on aquatic organisms.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern under this project will be working with a PhD student using zebrafish embryos. Embryos will be exposed to different types of nanoparticles and effects measured. The intern under this project will be responsible for helping run these toxicity assays.
Related Website(s):
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mssepulv/
Desired Qualifications:
Previous experience working with zebrafish.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
6
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
No

Professor in Charge

Name:
Sepulveda, Maria
Deptartment/College:
forestry and natural resources

Student Supervisor

Name:
Maria Sepulveda
Title:
Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Cecon Mapahatra
Deptartment/College:
FNR/CoA