Daniel David Shaye

    Email Address: shaye@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Physiology and Biophysics
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: COMRB2141 Phone: 312-413-0492
    Webpage: http://physiology.uic.edu/faculty/index.html?fac=danshaye&cat=active
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    We are focused on deciphering the genetic and cell biological regulation of tubulogenesis; the process of biological tube formation and maintenance. We use C. elegans and vertebrate models of tubulogenesis to discover and understand genes involved in this process.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 12-15

    Qualifications of a Student:
    * Preferred majors: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering

    * Miniumum GPA: 3.5

    * Qualifications:
    - Prior lab experience not required but is a plus.
    - Strong willingness to learn new techniques.
    - A successful candidate will follow directions precisely and pay close attention to details.

    Honors College students will be given priority. Students who are motivated and have experience in our lab will become eligible to work half- or full-time during the summer as hourly paid employees.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    * Time commitment:
    We are expecting students to commit to working in the lab ~12-15 hours per week and to be able to be in the lab for periods of 3 to 5 hours per day.

    While classroom work is the priority, we expect students to be at work promptly and to devote work time to work tasks.

    We will prioritize students who are willing to commit to working in the lab for 2+ years, pending an initial evaluation period.

    * Training plan:
    Initially, you will learn basic lab techniques and assist with routine maintenance of the lab. You will then choose a specific project to work on that is appropriate for your time commitment, skill set, and research interest.

    We also expect candidates to enhance their experience by immersing themselves in the scientific background/literature relevant to the lab’s research (you will not only be a pair of hands!). High-performing students may get the chance to present their research at seminars and meetings.

    You will meet at least once a month with Dr. Shaye for a performance review.

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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