Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Anti-proliferative effect of a novel plant extract on MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cells."

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Summer 2015 - DURI
Research area(s):
Cancer Biology
Project Description:
This project will involve the learning and application of sterile cell culture techniques coupled with established drug treatment methods to test the therapeutic potential of novel plant extracts. The candidate will have to use Western Blotting and Flow Cytometry to gather data during this project.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will work under a senior grad student to thoroughly understand the techniques involved and then assist in cell culture, treatment, data gathering and analysis all the while learning how to work well in a team and be fully engaged in research.
Related Website(s):
https://www.bio.purdue.edu/People/faculty_dm/directory.php?refID=160
Desired Qualifications:
A high GPA with a background in science and/or medical internships with a strong aptitude for learning is required. The candidate should display a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for research in cancer biology.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
40
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
No

Professor in Charge

Name:
Camarillo, Ignacio
Deptartment/College:
biological sciences

Student Supervisor

Name:
Vishak Raman
Title:
Graduate Research Assistant

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Dr. Rajeswari Sundararajan
Deptartment/College:
College of Technology