Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2010
Mentor: Joachim Herz
Department: Molecular Genetics
Room number: L5.154
a) Mail Code: 9046
Phone number: 214 648 5633
Project title: ApoE receptors in the brain.
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable): 0701-1-4
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:
Anandita will continue to address the role of ApoE receptors in the brain. She will focus on synaptic physiology, specifically on mechanisms by which ApoE receptors modulate AMPA and NMDA receptor functions.
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students:
I have advised and published with numerous MDs and MD/PhD students over the last 20 years.
I particularly enjoy working with (prospective) MDs, since we share the same conceptual basis for the use of biomedical research in improving health care and disease prevention.