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 Screens to identify therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative disorders

Juan Botas, Ph.D. in the Molecular and Human Genetics department at Baylor College of Medicine/ Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute is looking for 1-2 VERY motivated and hard working undergraduates to fill 1-2 full-time positions (40hr/week) this summer (Aprox. from mid May until end of July). Compensation: $12/hr. Some background in Genetics and experience working with Drosophila model system would be a plus.  The lab is investigating a variety of neurological disorders with the aim to reveal pathogenic mechanisms and to identify therapeutic opportunities.


Techniques: Genetics applied to Drosophila model system. Biochemistry. Computational Biology.


Location:  10th floor new Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute located in the Med Center (1250 Moursund) about 10-15 min walking from Rice.


Environment/ Personnel: The lab is composed of 4 postdocs, 2 graduate students, 3 technicians and ~3-4 undergraduates. 


Student research philosophy:  Undergraduate students will work as a team together with other lab personnel. Our lab has a long successful record of working with undergraduates during the academic year and also during summer months, which is reflected on publications.


To apply/Contact information: Please email application including resume and prior experience to Dr. Juan Botas at jbotas@bcm.edu. See lab page at: https://www.bcm.edu/departments/molecular-and-human-genetics/index.cfm?pmid=10591