NSU Undergraduate Research Volunteer: Dental Medicine Independent Study 1
Position description: Research Volunteer/Unpaid/Independent Research Project
Student Participation: We are looking for undergraduate students interested in examining the molecular mechanisms underlying ceramide-mediated fusion of senescent osteoclast precursors in vitro through a cathepsin B-induced Myh9 degradation pathway. These results are expected to challenge the long-standing belief that LPS/TLR signaling is the main pathway of oral innate immune responses and will lay the foundation for opening a new paradigm of ceramide-mediated periodontitis pathology. The results of the project will be used for poster presentations and for an eventual publication.
Time Commitment: 10 hours per week
Minimum GPA & Major: 3.0 GPA/ Any STEM Major
Skills/Experience: Basic lab experience.
To apply: Attach a resume, unofficial NSU transcript, current NSU schedule (including extra-curricular activities), and a list of previous research experience, if applicable.