Henar Cuervo Grajal

    Email Address: hcuervo@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Physiology and Biophysics
    Title: PhD
    Office: COMRB2139 Phone: 3129964355
    Webpage: https://physiology.uic.edu/faculty/index.html?fac=henarcuervograjal&cat=active
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My lab focuses on how perivascular cells (cells surrounding the blood vessels) interact with the endothelium and modulate the formation and functionality of blood vessels. We use a combination of mouse models and cell culture in our studies.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 12-15

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimun GPA: 3.5

    Preferred biology related major with an interest in graduate school or medical school after graduation.

    - Interest and enthusiasm for science.
    - Previous lab experience is not required but is a plus.
    - Not be afraid to work with mice.

    Honors College/GPPA students will be given priority.

    Students who are motivated and have experience in our lab might become eligible to work half- or full-time during the summer as hourly paid employees.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    We are expecting students to commit to working in the lab a minimum of 12 to 15 hours per week and to be able to be in the lab for periods of 3-5 hours per day and ideally on consecutive days.

    Time management and responsibility are key. Students are expected to show promptly at work and stay focused on work tasks during their time in the lab.

    We are looking for students who are willing to commit to working in the lab for 2+ years.

    Students will be trained on different laboratory techniques and participate on research projects. We also expect the students to familiarize themselves with background/literature relevant to the lab’s research. High-performing students will get the chance to present their research at seminars and meetings.

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