The Gaj Lab (https://gaj-lab.bioengineering.illinois.edu/) is looking for an undergraduate research assistant who will work on assessing the effects of gene editing technologies on spatial memory and reference learning in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease. We are seeking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to assist a PhD student and to be involved in harnessing the potential of one of gene technology’s sharpest tools: CRISPR systems. The only qualities the candidate requires are interest in our research and the motivation to learn multiple lab techniques. This research opportunity is open to any major and level of expertise. This is a research experience for course credit; opportunity is ongoing, including Spring and Summer 2021.
The selected student will gain experience in protocol development, equipment set up, mouse behavior analysis, tissue harvesting and molecular analysis, and more. This experience will be particularly beneficial for candidates interested in pursuing graduate school. The expectations can be accommodated to fit individual goals.
Interested students can submit an email describing their motivation to join the lab and a resume to Alejandra Zeballos (firstname.lastname@example.org).