Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2012
Mentor: Dr. Bruce Beutler
Department: Center for Genetics of Host Defense
Room number: NC 8.308B
Mail Code: 8505
Phone number: 214-648-5838
Project title: Determining genes of host defense
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Animal IRB is Pending
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)
Basic and animal based research.
Brief Description of Project:
The studies of the Beutler lab focus on the determination of the receptors that alert us to when we have an infection. A genetic approach is used to answer this question through a study of the innate immune system.
Major focus areas include:
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students: