Kevin Drew

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Biological Sciences
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: MBRB 4252
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The Drew Lab studies macromolecular assemblies in cells. These assemblies, made up of mostly proteins and nucleic acids, are responsible for most biological functions. We are specifically interested in learning how these assemblies function mechanistically and how they relate to human disease. We do this using biochemical, computational, and proteomic approaches. We aim to uncover the identities of assembly components, determine their 3D structure, and modulate their activity.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    We are looking for students with attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Passion and enthusiasm for science and learning is a must.

    When inquiring about potential opportunities please provide a CV or resume that includes a summary of your research interests, your overall UIC GPA, major or science GPA, educational year, and any other details you think highlight your strengths. Please also list one or two references w/ contact info. (e.g., teachers, professors, or mentors).

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students will:

    - participate in execution of experiments and will be expected to perform tasks with attention to detail and documentation.

    - collaborate with other scientists to develop new experimental methods and test novel ideas.

    - grow their knowledge base and learn about new approaches and techniques in High-Throughput Proteomics and Data Science

    We have both computational and experimental projects in the lab. Students that have programming experience (e.g. Python) and an interest in machine learning are highly encouraged to apply.

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