Dr. Naohiro Yamaguchi’s lab is looking for undergraduate students to perform independent research at MUSC. The lab research has a focus on molecular biology and biochemistry looking at the function and regulatory mechanism of calcium transporting proteins as they are important in various muscle diseases. The student would participate in performing experiments such as DNA construction and expression, and functional assay of the calcium ion channel activity.
Ideal candidates would be a sophomore or junior who are interested in biomedical research. Candidates are expected to perform independent research for 10 hours or more per week. Longer time in the summer would be preferred. No prior lab experience is necessary as the lab will train the individual; however, strong motivation for research is required. Individuals wanting to perform independent research for Honors Immersed and/or a Bachelor’s Essay are preferred.