David Andrew Reed

    Email Address: reedd@uic.edu
    College: Dentistry Department: Oral Biology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 436b Phone: 312-413-8256
    Webpage: http://reedd.people.uic.edu/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Our lab is interested in the mechano-biological mechanisms that govern cartilage homeostasis. We have ongoing projects looking at the signaling mechanisms regulating cartilage growth and the pathogenesis of degenerative diseases such as arthritis (osteoarthritis).

    Our lab works at the intersection of several different disciplines. Advanced students will have the opportunity to gain experience in:
    Histology
    Immunohistochemistry
    Cell culture
    Mouse models
    Collecting kinematic data with high speed video
    Programming in Matlab
    Biomechanics
    Micro-Computerized Tomography
    Shape analysis

    The lab is small, open, friendly, and has lots of excellent collaborators.
    Find out more at http://reedd.people.uic.edu/

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10-20

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred standing: Junior or Senior

    Preferred major: Biomedical Engineering (Bioengineering), Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Pre-med, Physical Anthropology

    No previous research experience is necessary

    You must be committed to completing a project and being an active member of the lab.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    You are expected to work independently on your project after you have been trained. You are expected to meet on a regular basis with the PI to discuss the progress of your project. You are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours each week.

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