2014 SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
June 2 - August 22, 2014
Application Deadline is March 31, 2014



Opportunities to participate in research projects in Molecular Medicine and Genetics are available as part of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics SURP. Areas of study include, cell cycle regulation, chromosome structure and function, gene regulation, molecular neurobiology, differentiation and development, molecular biology of cancer, genetic engineering, genetics of cardiovascular diseases, computational biology, and molecular evolution

Below are the research interests of CMMG faculty participating in SURP:

Russell L. Finley, Jr. Regulatory networks that control cell proliferation; cell cycle regulation during development; yeast technology.

Alexander Gow, Molecular pathogenesis of CNS diseases; molecular characterization of the claudin family of integral membrane tight junction proteins during development in brain, testes and inner ear using transgenic and homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells.

Lawrence I. Grossman, Molecular genetics and evolution of the electron transport chain; cytochrome c oxidase; mitochondria and mitochondrial diseases.

Henry H.Q. Heng, Molecular cytogenetics; high order structure of chromosomes; genome structure and function; genetic and physical mapping; genomic instability and cancer.

Maik Hüttemann, Function of cytochrome c oxidase isoforms, oxygen sensing, and role of mitochondria in cancer.

Greg Kapatos, Cellular and molecular biology of monoamine neurotransmitter secreting neurons.

Stephen A. Krawetz, Gene therapy; control of development and differentiation; expression of connective tissue genes and genes controlling spermatogenesis; computer-assisted sequence analysis.

Leonard Lipovich , The impact of primate-specific genes on phenotypes, pathways, and human health; Genomics, bioinformatics, long noncoding-RNA genes, and integrated functional analyses.

Li Li, Gene regulation during cardiovascular and hematopoietic development.

Francesca Luca, Understanding the genetic and molecualr basis of inter-individual and inter-population differences in complex phenotyps.

Roger Pique-Regi, Developing comutational methods and statistical models to further our understanding of the human genome

Michael Tainsky, Inherited cancer and genomic instability; control of transcription in cancer cells; Li-Fraumeni familial cancer syndrome.

Monica Uddin, Investigating the molecular underpinnings of commonly occurring mood-anxiety disorders, with a particular emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Jeffrey Tseng, Protein structure, function, classification and evolution; Disease-associated non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphism; Geometric matching techniques; Geometric modeling and molecular simulation.

Kezhong Zhang, Signaling pathways from the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria; unfolded protein response, oxidative stress and inflammation in health and disease.

Ren Zhang, Obesity and diabetes; the leptin signaling pathway and mechanisms of leptin resistance; comparative genomics.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Center for Molecular Medicine & Genetics
3127 Scott Hall, 540 E. Canfield
Detroit MI 48201
sshaw@wayne.edu
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