Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2007
Mentor: Jeffrey Kenkel, MD
Department: Plastic Surgery
Room number: WA4.216
Mail Code: 9132
Phone number: 214.645.3102
Project title: Heat Shock Proteins
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Animal subjects IACUC approved project number (where applicable): 0243-06-06-1
Project Type (patient-based research, animal-based research, or basic research; this characterization is only to permit a general classification for grouping similar types of projects)
Brief Description of Project:
Heat shock proteins represent a family of molecules that are expressed at elevated levels when cells are stressed. This is the case when skin is exposed to laser light energy. The measurement of heat shock proteins in a rodent animal model following laser treatments will provide insights into new treatment algorithms.
An ongoing clinical trail using laser energy for the removal of white leg hairs is ongoing.
The student will assist in laser procedures with animals, subsequent tissue collection, immunohistochemistry and analysis of histological slides from these specimens.
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students:
I have had 10 years experience with teaching medical students at UTSW.
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