Robert Druzinsky

    Email Address: druzinsk@uic.edu
    College: Dentistry Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Secondary Department: Orthodontics
    Title: Clinical Associate Professor
    Office: 565C Phone: 312-996-0406
    Webpage: http://www.experts.scival.com/uic/expert.asp?n=Robert+Druzinsky&u_id=539
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Bioinformatics;
    Evolution of mammals (particularly rodents and primates); functional anatomy and neurophysiology of mastication (chewing and biting); evolution and mechanical properties of teeth; plasticity of muscle (how muscles respond to increases and decreases in use).

    Techniques: animal dissections, immunohistochemistry, Western blots, microscopy

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8-10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Working knowledge of Labview essential;

    Preferences: honors college students with prior lab experience; experience with dissections; 3.0 minimum GPA; Work-Study eligible

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Enthusiasm, willingness to learn, self-motivation, interest in anatomy, evolution, and neuroscience.

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