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Xiaorong Liu - Neuroscience/Biology

Category: 
Science & Engineering
Department: 
Biology
Supervising Faculty Member: 
Xiaorong Liu
Research Focus: 

We study an eye disease using mouse models. Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by retinal ganglion cell death and vision loss. We perform molecular and histological analysis of retinal neuron degeneration in diseased condition; also physiological recording or imaging of these neurons and visual behavioral measurement.

Position Description: 

You will work with mice in a laboratory, so first thing is to take all required animal training and safety training. The general lab work includes: routine check of animal colonies, lab work with sectioning of mouse brain or retinal samples; histology/immunostaining; data analysis such as cell counting using specialized software.

Required Skills: 

Students need to take courses such as introductory level of Biology, neuroscience, molecular and cell biology.

Training/Certification: 
animal handler training and safety training are needed.
What will you learn: 

independent lab work; logic thinking; and scientific communication.

Specialization: 
Neuroscience/Biology