Ahlke Heydemann

    Email Address: ahlkeh@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Physiology and Biophysics
    Title: Assistant professor
    Office: COMRB 2035 Phone: 312-355-0259
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: No

    Research Interest:
    The lab has interests in muscular dystrophy, high fat diet-induced type 2 diabetes and wound healing. We utilize mouse models to investigate these conditions to identify important molecular pathways which can become potential therapeutic targets. We use a number of genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches to further our knowledge.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 15

    Qualifications of a Student:
    The only requirements are good organization and communication skills.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will be expected to learn and perform various procedures, ultimately the student will be required to be able to perform the procedures independently. Example procedures; DNA extraction from tissue and genotyping PCR reactions, microscopic quantification of ear wound size, preparing tissue, running a protein western blot, and biochemical techniques to quantify fibrosis.

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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