Anna Lysakowski

    Email Address: alysakow@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Title: Professor
    Office: 513 CMW M/C 512 Phone: 996-5990
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/depts/mcan/faculty.htm
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Study of inner ear hair cells, afferent and efferent innervation; Development of hair cells and how their development changes with sensory stimulation; Ion channel and molecular composition of sensory afferent endings; Ultrastructural modeling of hair cell hair bundles using high-voltage EM images. Techniques used are animal dissections, immunohistochemistry at the light and electron microscopic levels, computer modeling and 3D reconstruction, RT-PCR, Western blots, co-immunoprecipitation.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    prefer honors college students with prior lab experience; biology or chemistry majors preferred; 3.5 minimum GPA; Work-Study-eligible

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    An interest in the inner ear, neuroscience, or in biological questions.

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