Laboratory Learning Program 2024 - Exploring lung development in birds and lizards (CBE-06)

Research Opportunity Number: CBE-06

Project Title: Exploring lung development in birds and lizards

Project Summary: Mammals, birds, and lizards all breathe air using lungs, but the structures of their lungs are very different. This project is focused on mapping the development of the lungs of chickens and lizards. Understanding how these different lungs build themselves will give insight into novel strategies to build engineered tissues.

Student Roles and Responsibilities: The student(s) will learn how to dissect the lungs from chick and lizard samples, how to label proteins within the lungs, and how to image their samples on microscopes.

Additional Considerations: Start and end dates are flexible, but the student should be available essentially full-time for 40hrs a week.

Department/Institute: Chemical & Biological Engineering

Faculty Sponsor: Celeste M. Nelson, Ph.D.

Participation Dates: 7/1/2024 to 8/31/2024

Stipend Offered: $600 per week

Number of Internships Available: 0-2

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024, midnight eastern daylight time