Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2009
Mentor: Helen Hobbs
Department: McDermott Center
Room number: L5.134
Mail Code: 9046
Phone number: 214-648-6724
Project title: Circulating microRNAs in health and disease
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
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) Patient based
Brief Description of Project:
Recently it has been shown that microRNAs circulating in the blood. We are developing assays to quantify the amount of microRNAs that circulate, determine the variation in intra-individual and inter-individual levels of microRNAs. After we have developed a reliable, reproducible assay, we will determine if fasting and refeeding alters the amount of circulating microRNAs and how these changes relate to metabolic health.
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students:
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