Research Position for Spring

Undergraduate Research Position for Spring

The Blanke Laboratory is seeking talented undergraduates to conduct research. The goal of this position is to provide opportunities for an undergraduate to learn how to conduct research; therefore, this position is time demanding with high expectations, and is best suited for an undergraduate interested in pursuing graduate school (either a masters or PhD), preferentially in microbiology or cell biology.

The research project will investigate the molecular pathogenesis of infectious disease. The experience will provide students with the skills necessary to plan and perform experiments, and collect and interpret data. Laboratory skills that the students will practice include standard molecular biology techniques, bacterial culturing, protein purification, biochemical analytical procedures, and working with cell culture based systems. Depending on the exact direction of the project, students may choose to pursue other methodologies as well.

If interested, please contact Robin Holland (rhollan2@illinois.edu) for questions or to schedule an interview. The position will begin as early as possible in the spring semester (so students may be registered for MCB 290 for the spring semester), so please contact before Monday, January 26th to schedule an interview.