Sarah Elizabeth Lutz

    Email Address: selutz@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: COMRB 1113
    Webpage: www.sarahlutzphd.com
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    We address damage and repair of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) in mouse models of human neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. We use genetic, pharmacologic, and intravital imaging approaches to assess blood vessel remodeling and immune cell infiltration of target organs in autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis; regenerative medicine; cancer metastasis; and inflammatory bowel disease. Special focus on Wnt/beta-catenin and Caveolin-1. Our ultimate goal is developing new therapies for disease.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 16

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Prefer Junior year in college, completion of 2 or more lab classes, prefer but not require honors college participation. Minimum science GPA 3.0

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Conduct experiments, analyze data, present your findings. Hands-on mentorship and guidance. Must be willing to work hard, be responsible and professional. Commit to 16 hours/week for 3 semesters.

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