Cell and Developmental Biology


Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Academic Credit


The Hagedorn Lab (https://sites.bu.edu/hagedornlab/) at the Boston University Medical Campus is seeking highly motivated, energetic, and efficient undergraduate researchers. Our research objective is to understand the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the movement of cells and nanoparticles into and out of distinct tissues and organs. Our long-term goal is to therapeutically control cell migration within specific tissues – to inhibit it in some contexts (e.g., cancer metastasis) and promote it in others (e.g., cellular therapies). We utilize the zebrafish (Danio rerio) and cutting-edge imaging technologies to visualize cell migration and nanoparticle trafficking in multiple tissues in vivo.

We welcome the involvement of engaged undergraduate researchers; priority will be given to students making a long–term commitment to the laboratory. In the past, we have sponsored students at multiple levels, including UROP fellowship recipients and for academic credit.

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