Grant: $33,932 - National Institutes of Health - Aug. 3, 2009
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Award Description: The present supplement application seeks support for a 2 summers of paid research experience at The Scripps Research Institute for an undergraduate with very high potential for a biomedical research career, a current junior at the University of San Diego. The work to be performed by the student researcher is directly relevant to the aims outlined in the parent grant (DK076896). The supplement tests the same overall hypothesis that endogenous galanin type 1 receptor (GalR1) systems are part of a positive feed-forward system that promotes fat accrual and intake of palatable food. During the summers, the student researcher will perform DNA genotyping of mice from our galanin type 1 receptor knockout breeding colony (GalR1) to identify wildtype and KO mice that will participate in studies from Aim 1 of the grant. The student researcher also will assist in the day-to-day study of the effects of GalR1 deficiency on food intake, body weight and adiposity in mice chronically fed low-fat or high-fat diet. To recruit the undergraduate towards a biomedical research career, she will receive the same laboratory and didactic training as do predoctoral fellows within our department in order to expose her to all aspects of the research process. This will include attending seminars of visiting scientists to TSRI, attending the trainee-run colloquia in which graduate students and post-doctoral fellows report their findings, participating in journal club and in regular scientific meetings of the department and laboratory. The trainee will attend a career workshop that discusses traditional and non-traditional research-related career pathways in the health sciences. Over the course of her summer experiences, the researcher will be actively mentored by the PI and laboratory members, who collectively will guide her through the process of writing an APA-style paper that reports the background, methods, results, and conclusions of her summer research project. Finally, the undergraduate will give an oral presentation summarizing her findings. We intend to retain Ms. Wolf to continue in the laboratory during her academic senior year, bridging to her second research summer and to advise and assist her in graduate school selection and application.
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Jobs Summary: The present supplement application will create a job for the hiring of an undergraduate Student Interns to participate in research at The Scripps Research Institute for two consecutive summers. The experience will help prepare her to pursue a biomedical research career, either in the form of post-graduate training or as a Research Technicians. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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