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Undergraduate Research in Epigenetics, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics

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Are you fascinated by the mysteries of the epigenome? Interested in unraveling the secrets behind developmental biology and joint/skeletal disease? Look no further! Our lab is seeking a driven sophomore or junior undergraduate researcher to be a part of our studies.

We are investigating the role of a histone-modifying protein KMT2D during skeletal development and interrogating its therapeutic applications in osteoarthritis using a mouse and cell culture model.

– Perform genotyping, PCR, and other standard molecular biology techniques
– Learn to maintain, manipulate, and grow cells in culture
– Mouse dissection and tissue harvesting (if interested)
– Process, section, stain, and image mouse tissue samples
– Immunofluorescence (IF) for markers of interest in cell culture samples

– Able to commit to approximately 10 hours/week
– Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in a genetics, biology, or related field
– Basic foundation in molecular biology/epigenetics/genetics principles
– Prior hands-on experience with laboratory techniques (PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.) is a plus but NOT required

Faculty Advisor
Karl Shpargel
Research Supervisor
Gabrielle Quickstad
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