Project Title: Natural Killer Cell Biology

Faculty Sponsor: David Duriancik

Department: Biology

Telephone:

E-Mail:  durianci@umflint.edu

Project Description: Natural killer cells are innate immune cells that respond to virus infected cells and cancer cells. Modulating natural killer cell function is important for cancer immunotherapies and emerging infectious disesaes.

Student Tasks & Responsibilities:  Students will require training in human/animals subjects research, which is available through the University. Students will use cell and molecular biology techniques, primarily flow cytometry, to assess natural killer cell function. Students will read and discuss primary literature, develop experimental protocols, analyze and present data. Opportunities exist for manuscript publication and presentation of data at local, regional, national, and international scientific conferences.

Minimum Student Qualifications: