Jason Ralph Hickok

    Email Address: jhicko1@uic.edu
    College: Pharmacy Department: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
    Title: Assistant Director UICentre
    Office: 505 COP Phone: 3129667254
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I coordinate all of the projects in the campus wide drug discovery center, UICentre. We have projects on numerous disease states including: cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, pulmonary hypertension, epileptogenesis, anti-infectives, and sleep apnea.

    Our projects focus on all of the aspects of early drug discovery. We put together teams of scientists to generate novel small molecules that target proteins of interests.

    Opportunities range from synthetic chemistry to bioassay development for high throughput screening to drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 25

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Be excellent. Be smart. Be hard working.
    All science majors welcome. Honors college preferred.
    3.5 GPA minimum.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to run scientific experiments independently and generate excellent and reliable data.

    Details will vary with project and talents of the student.

    Students will be trained extensively. Once students are are trained, they will be act as lab techs that run experiments independently. Techs will always be aided in experimental design and analysis as needed.

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