Victor Roland Gordeuk

    Email Address: vgordeuk@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Division of Hematology/Oncology; Department of Medicine
    Title: Professor of Medicine
    Office: Sickle Cell Center Phone: 312-996-5680
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Sickle Cell Disease
    Iron metabolism- iron overload and iron deficiency
    Congenital Polycythemia
    Hypoxic response
    Metabolic consequences of hematologic disorders
    Cardiopulmonary and renal consequences of hematologic disorders

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    MInimum GPA 3.5
    Preferred majors of biology, chemistry or physics
    Pass and aptitude test for basic skills administered in our laboratory

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    You will join an active laboratory and are expected to learn new techniques, experimental skills, and hypothesis development. You will be expected to participate in various aspects of the laboratory and assist other laboratory researchers in conducting experiments, analyze data and present your work along with literature review. You are expected to gain experience in mammalian tissue culture experiments, basic molecular biology techniques such as western blots, transfection, and ELISA. This research will assist in thinking critically of research papers, and prepare for graduate or medical school and foster the basic science fundamentals in you.

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