Grant: $10,649 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 5, 2009
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Award Description: Parent R21 Grant: Phosphorylated Signal Pathway Proteins: A New Class of Vitreous Biomarkers for Optimizing Therapy of Wet AMD The purpose of this ARRA supplement is to provide paid short-term research internship experience to high school and/or college students that are considering health-related science careers, with the intent to encourage their scientific career goals while accelerating research performed under the parent R21 grant. The ARRA supplement is used to provide salary and supplies for these summer interns. These two students interns are directly involved in evaluation of the protein markers identified in the vitreous of wet macular degeneration patients, through use of RPA technology and clinical immunoassays. They correlate this data with clinical response to therapy, learning quality control methods.
Project Description: The aim of this supplement application is to encourage students who express interest in the medical field to pursue an advanced degree such as a PhD or MD by exposing them to a medically relevant research project. The students interact with pathologists and clinical research coordinators as well as GMU researchers. Summer student interns are trained in the latest proteomic microarray technology developed in the PI’s lab and employed in the parent study. The interns gain in-depth experience in biomarker proteomics, protease chemistry, and western blotting. Both summer student interns learn the principles of good clinical laboratory practices and the principles of sensitivity, accuracy, and precision applied to clinical biomarker measurement. For each summer student intern we strive to enhance their biomedical research and clinical laboratory technical skills, analytical abilities, communication, and creative thinking in order to strengthen their college applications.
Infrastructure Description: Not Applicable
Jobs Summary: 2 Wage Positions were created (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Completed
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