Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mikel Garcia-Marcos

mgm1@bu.edu

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Academic Credit
The Garcia-Marcos lab in the Department of Biochemistry of the School of Medicine is looking for one undergraduate students interested in participating in our ongoing research projects. Students must be engaged in academic programs directly related to the field of biomedical research (Biology, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Molecular Biology, etc).

We are looking for highly motivated students, preferentially starting their Junior year, who may be planning to develop a scientific research career in the future. The position would be in a volunteer basis in the beginning and if the progress of the candidate is optimal UROP funding or credit, especially for the next Summer and after, would be highly encouraged and supported. 30-40hr/wk during the Summer and 15-20hr/wk the rest of the year.  We are looking for committed candidates willing to pursue their research work until graduation. We offer a dynamic work environment and strong support for the student career development.

OUR RESEARCH
The overall goal of the research in our lab is to understand the signal transduction mechanisms that govern the behavior of eukaryotic cells in response to external stimuli and how their dysregulation underlies the molecular basis of disease. We are particularly interested in the role of heterotrimeric G proteins in this process. Heterotrimeric G protein signaling is essential in virtually any physiological function (hormonal response, neurotransmission, immune response, sensory perception, etc) and more than 25% of the marketed drugs target this signaling pathway. More details about our research can be found here: (http://www.bumc.bu.edu/biochemistry/people/faculty/mikel-garcia-marcos/