Anjen Chenn

    Email Address: achenn@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Pathology
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: COMRB 6095 Phone: 312-355-4154
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/labs/chennlab/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Our major research interest is understanding the factors that control cell proliferation and differentiation in the developing mammalian central nervous system. The ongoing research of the lab seeks to understand the function and control of these pathways in normal and abnormal brain development and brain tumor cells. Abnormalities in normal neural development underlie a number of human disorders, including schizophrenia, mental retardation, and autism, and uncontrolled proliferation/abnormal differentiation play a critical role in brain cancers. The identification and better understanding of these key pathways can lead to improved diagnostic tools and novel drug targets in these important human disorders.

    #neuroscience
    #development
    #mouse
    #transgenic
    #knockout

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Student applications will be evaluated on an individual basis and responsibilities and projects determined according to interests, background, and abilities. The lab has had a strong history of placement into professional and graduate schools as well as experience training PhD, MD-PhD students.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    An excellent candidate will have:
    1) Strong work ethic
    2) High degree of personal/professional responsibility
    3) Internal (self) motivation

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