Dolly Mehta

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    College: Medicine Department: Pharmacology
    Title: Professor
    Office: 4035 COMRB Phone: (312) 355-02
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My lab investigates interactive signaling between non-phagocytic (i.e., endothelial cells) and phagocytic cells (i.e., monocytes/macrophages) in regulating tissue function. We seek to understand how stressors (such as ligands for G-protein coupled receptors or toll-like receptors) on these cell types trigger metabolic and epigenetic changes to alter tissue function under physiological setting versus pathological (i.e., cancer) settings.

    You can find the current projects and my publications on my website.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    We are looking forward to work with highly motivated students interested in cellular biology. Students majoring in biology or chemistry prevalent curriculum and have at least a 3.0 GPA are preferred. Prior experiences are not required but are preferred. You can start even as a Freshman!

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    As an undergraduate, you will be working with a PostDoc fellow that shares your interests. In the lab, you will be conducting experiments using recent biological techniques, big data techniques (RNA seq, etc.), and cell imaging. You will also have the opportunity to work with mice to model lung injury, if interested.

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