|Research Intensive Community for Undergraduates Summer Program
|Jorge Reyes, PhD.
|Summer 2016 (complete)
|3 (Team Full)
|Excellent opportunity to learn how to perform a drug trial, learn how to calculate specific cell product concentrations through bio-luminescence. Work is done in collaboration with 2 Texas A&M professors so it is an excellent chance to work with 2 faculty members.
|A solid understanding of Molecular genetic techniques, knowledge of cell growth phases, and a strong work ethic.
|The project will entail testing the efficacy of different drug compounds on the halting of division of Trypanosoma Brucei. Meticulous care of cell cultures and punctuality in delivering drug and counting resulting cells will be necessary. We will do orthodox cell counting as well as bioluminscent counting of ATP product of cell lysate to determine cell viability after treatment with drug.