Christopher Janson

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    College: Medicine Department: Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
    Title: Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Office: COMRB 7139 Phone: 312-355-0217
    Webpage: TBA
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Dr. Janson and Dr. Romanova, the lab leaders, came to UIC in 2015-2016 in order to do world-class research on Alzheimer's disease neuropathology. Our laboratory has diverse interests in blood-brain barrier transport mechanisms, gene therapy, genomics, and drug development. We have developed unique cell lines and resources that no other group in the world has access to. This is an opportunity to become involved with a new laboratory which will use cutting-edge techniques to solve important medical problems. We have a vision to develop human gene therapy and drug treatments for Alzheimer's, through collaborations with other Illinois Medical District researchers.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: TBA

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Please email or call to discuss if you would be a good fit to work with us. Honors college preference. Some prior laboratory experience is expected, and cell culture experience highly desirable. The key factors we are looking for are intelligence, versatility, and diligence. A prior interest in neurodegeneration is a plus.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Student will be expected to work closely with us on all aspects of day-to-day laboratory maintenance, and will have the chance to participate in a number of cutting edge research projects depending on your skills and motivation.

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