Constance J Jeffery

    Email Address: cjeffery@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Biological Sciences
    Secondary Department: Bioengineering
    Title: Associate Professor
    Phone: 9963168
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/depts/bios/faculty/jeffery/jefferyc.shtml
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The relationship between a protein's sequence, structure, and function; Bioinformatics; Biophysics; X-ray crystal structure determination; Transmembrane Proteins; Cancer; Interpretation of Genome Sequences; Moonlighting Proteins

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Mostly A's and B's in biology and chemistry classes. Prefer students who have completed Bios352 or Bios452/454. Please list biology, chemistry, physics classes completed.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Potential special opportunity for several undergraduates for Spring Semester, 2022- a learning experience combining computer-based protein sequence and structural analysis and "wet lab" research. Students will be expected to meet with the professor and lab members on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm and other times during the week as needed. Students are expected to complete assigned background reading. Projects involve some computer-based work and some in lab hands-on experiments. Students are expected to spend at least 5 hours per week on the project. If accepted, students might be eligible for receiving Bios391 credit for the semester.

    Students who are members of groups who are under-represented in science and engineering careers are expecially welcome to apply - including, but not limited to, students who are women, African-American, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islanders, the first in their family to attend college, and students with disabilities.

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