Phimon Atsawasuwan

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    College: Dentistry Department: Orthodontics
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 312-413-2651 Phone: 312-355-4798
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Our lab is interested in the molecular biology aspect of bone biology and tooth movement. Tooth movement is a complicated process resulting from the signaling cascade from periodontal ligament relaying to osteoclast/blast which requires accurate spatial-temporal factors. Our lab's research aims to understand the molecular mechanisms of this process. Another ongoing project is involved a research in molecular mechanisms of bone biology using animal models and cell cultures.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8-10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Senior standing, biology major
    Experiences in certain basic laboratory technics in molecular biology i.e. western blot, PCR.
    Histological section, staining
    Animal handling

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will be able to handle a small project under the supervision of lab staff.
    The student should be committed the assigned project.
    The student would be recommended to present a poster presentation at a meeting if there is adequate budget.
    The student should have high responsible and helpful personality.

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