Joel Schwartz

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    College: Dentistry Department: Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
    Title: Professor and Director of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology Res.
    Office: 556 DENT M/C 838 Phone: 3554311
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Early genetic and molecular cell responses to environmental and tobacco derived carcinogens.

    Prevention and/or monitoring of therapy for oral cancer by developing novel non-invasive approaches. For example, oral cytology with laser scanning cytometry.
    My state of the art lab employs a three tier system of analysis to achieve these goals.
    1)a cell transformation assay,
    2)an oral carcinogenesis animal model and
    3)a clinical screening method for protein/gene expressions.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    Qualifications of a Student:
    A good student who is disciplined, organized, thoughtful and focused. This person should be able to follow directions and can work alone. An interest in cell biology and cancer is helpful.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    1) Run simple mutliwell assays uisng cell culture techniques
    2) Use a fluorometer
    3) Take pictures using a inverted phase lfuoresecent microscope
    4) Run a spread sheet
    5) Basic statistics, Mean Standard deviation, Student's T test

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