Undergraduate Researcher in RNA Biology and Epigenetics
The Calabrese Lab (https://www.med.unc.edu/pharm/calabreselab/) in the Department of Pharmacology is looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student interested in a unique opportunity to conduct a mentored, individual research project. The research in the lab is at the unique intersection of RNA biology and epigenetics. Particularly, the Calabrese Lab is interested in how long noncoding RNAs facilitate epigenetic gene silencing. Preference will be given to students who can commit at least three semesters to the lab, and are interested in completing an honors thesis. Research can be taken for credit, but it is recommended that you spend one semester volunteering before taking research for credit. Research Assistants are expected to commit at least 6-9 hours of lab work per week. Skills learned will include PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, embryonic stem cell culture and CRISPR. This opportunity will be particularly valuable for undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in research or attending graduate school.