Dr. Jianhai Du’s Lab is looking for highly motivated undergraduates interested in
biomedical research on biochemistry in neurodegenerative diseases.
The Du Lab integrates multidisciplinary approaches including mass spectrometry, stable
isotope tracers, gene editing, animal models and stem cell technology to study
the roles of metabolic regulation and dys-regulation in the heathy and diseased
retinas. Students will gain significant hands-on experience, including: polymerase
chain reaction, genotyping, sample preparation for mass spectrometry, data analysis
for targeted metabolomics.
Students will contribute to research in the form of research credits (497), poster
presentations, scientific publications as a co-author, or a potential strong recommendation
letter. Dr. Du has experience working with undergraduate research assistants when
he was at University of Washington. Most of his previous undergraduates published
at least one publication and successfully entered PhD or MD programs.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.30. Some lab research experience and familiarity
with computer software is preferred. See more about the lab on the
Dr. Jianhai Du Lab website
Contact Dr. Jianhai Du, Department of Ophthalmology, E214, WVU Eye Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org