This is a research opportunity that is open to a freshman or sophomore undergraduate student that is interested in research or the Pre-Health field. Dr. Cowan’s lab is researching the molecular pathways of addiction formation and autism. In this specific position, you will be examining certain brain regions and proteins that have been known to be involved with the formation of addiction. Using techniques such as stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemistry, behavioral assays, and DNA isolation you will be involved in discovering how the Nucleus Accumbens region of the brain relates to addiction. However, there is great possibility to work in other fields of addiction studies if requested.
In this position, you will need to be able to dedicate 10-15 hours a week in the lab. As this lab uses animal models, such as rats and mice, be prepared to handle and utilize these animals models in experiments. This is a great opportunity to complete the Honors Immersed and Bachelor’s Essay Requirements of the Honors College. This position allows you to grow intellectually and prepare for graduate programs of interest. You will be trained by a current undergraduate working in the lab starting in the spring semester, so you will be able to take over his/her position once they graduate. If interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.