Michael Grassi

    Email Address: grassim@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Title: Research Associate Professor
    Office: 1905 W Taylor St Phone: 312-413-7347
    Webpage: http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=506244&pageId=15403232
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is hiring a qualified undergraduate student to assist a highly successful investigator in the fields of biological research. The Retina Chemical Genomics Laboratory focuses on translational research with the goal of making significant contributions to the development of novel molecularly targeted treatments for retinal disease. The aim of their research program is to use chemical genomics in a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary, systems-oriented approach to understand the molecular basis of common blinding retinal conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 15

    Qualifications of a Student:
    A qualified individual will have some previous hands-on experience in biological research with basic knowledge in cell biology, molecular biology, and sanitary techniques.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The individual will be involved in a number of different projects at the bench level; mixing reagents and performing cell culture and PCR. Self-motivation, meticulousness, clear thinking, and the ability to take research notes and keep records are the most appreciated qualities.

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