Steven Roth

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    College: Medicine Department: Anesthesiology
    Secondary Department: Ophthalmology and Visual Science
    Title: Michael Reese Professor
    Office: E717, Medical Sciences Bldg Phone: 6-0052
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The lab is interested in neuronal ischemic tolerance. This is a built in mechanism whereby neuronal cells can withstand ischemic insults, that is deprivation of their blood and nutrient supply. These studies are done in rodents. Through extensive research over the past 25 years, we have characterized mechanisms of ischemic tolerance in the retina. The studies are using novel means to deliver molecules to the retina as well new methods to image the outcomes. I also have separate studies on optic nerve injury, also in rodents, and clinical studies on visual loss. During the 15-16 academic year, 6 students spent time in the lab. All have had at least an abstract, or co-authorship on a publication.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    I prefer a student who is highly motivated, has some experience in a research lab, is a biology or related major, and is interested in graduate school or medical school after graduation. Prior experience and knowledge of basic molecular biology, and basic programs like Excel and Word are needed.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The students will perform experiments, analyze results, present them to PI, technicians, or post-docs. Students may work independently or as part of a team.

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