***POSITION CURRENTLY FILLED*** There are two projects ongoing in the laboratory. The first is studying the proteins on the surface of HIV that gain the virus entry into the cell. The student will perform viral entry assays in mammalian cell culture. The second project is co-pathogenesis of the fungus, C. neoformans, and HIV in human macrophages. The student will study the ability of human macrophages to take up the fungal cells and kill them both in the presence and absence of replicating HIV.
Disciplines: Biochemistry, microbiology, virology, immunology, structural biology, biophysical chemistry, drug discovery.
Student Skill-Set Needed: ***POSITION CURRENTLY FILLED*** Undergraduate biochemistry and/or molecular biology with lab is required. Sorry, no freshmen. Sophomore and higher only will be considered.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Amy Jacobs
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Microbiology And Immunology
Office: 109 BRB South Campus
Phone: (716) 829-2085