The Kim lab (Animal Science Dept.) is seeking an undergraduate student to
assist in a research project involving the study of copper metabolism in
animals.  We use mice, C. elegans, and tissue culture to investigate the
role of the essential micronutrient copper and attempt to understand how it
is regulated at the intracellular and organismal level. This work is
critical to understanding how copper uptake, distribution, and excretion
are controlled both under normal conditions and in a variety of human
diseases that arise as a result of impaired copper homeostasis, including
Menkes disease, Wilsonís disease, and a novel role in cardiovascular

The ideal candidate would be interested in gaining valuable molecular
biology, genetics, and cell biology skills and would be a freshman or
sophomore interested in contributing to a long-term research project.  This
would be an excellent opportunity for a student interested in graduate
school or working in a laboratory environment.  If interested, send a copy
of your resume and a short statement of interest to Alex at [log in to unmask]
For more details about the research conducted in the Kim lab, please visit
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