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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The Luker lab is looking for student volunteers (and later fill a paid positions)... Apply by:

Friday, December 13, 2013
12:00 AM
Biomedical Science Research Building

The Luker laboratory focuses on molecular imaging of chemokine receptor signaling in cancer and translating discoveries to clinical medicine.  Our projects focus on multi-scale optical imaging studies (bioluminescence, confocal and two photon microscopy) ranging from cell-based assays to living mice.  These studies quantify dynamics of intracellular signaling and investigate tumor-stromal interactions in primary and metastatic breast cancer.  Research will work at the interface of engineering and cancer biology, including molecular biology, cell culture, quantitative image acquisition and analysis, and computational modeling to develop and validate new imaging reporters for chemokine signaling in populations of cells and at single cell resolution.  

We are specifically looking for students who are interested in imaging studies involving mice (whole animal bioluminescence and intravital microscopy) and working with mouse models. Students are expected to volunteer for the first semester as we train them into the lab.  After a successful first semester, students will be paid hourly. Students may also participate in our laboratory for university research credit.  We are looking for motivated, team-oriented students who are prepared to make at least a 2-year commitment to our laboratory.  Students must be able to start by January, and are expected to fulfill a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours.

 If you are interested in this position apply at, and please include your winter schedule, as well as what type of position you would be most interested in.