Ritter – Cell Biology/Biochemistry

Brigitte Ritter
britter@bu.edu
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Work-Study, Potential for Academic Credit

We are looking for one or more highly motivated, well-organized and dedicated undergraduate student(s) to join the lab for the summer, and who preferably would be interested to stay on for the following semester(s).
The main interest of the lab is to understand the biological principles of intracellular trafficking and how changes in these transport routes contribute to the development of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Within this broad frame, potential projects would involve

- biochemical protein interaction studies

- design of new tools for in vitro and in cellulo assays using molecular biology

- cell-based studies of transport pathways using immunofluorescence

- quantitative data analysis

Projects can, to some degree, be geared towards the interests of the students.
Independent funding is currently not available but I’d be happy to support applications for funding opportunities.