Research Assistant - Metabolism in Obesity

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
School of Life Sciences/Center for Metabolic and Vascular Biology
Faculty Name: 
Christos Katsanos
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Basic Laboratory Skills / Majoring in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry

Compensation: 
unpaid
Closing Date: 
April 30, 2018
Location or Campus: 
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale/ASU Tempe/ASU Downtown Phoenix
Hours Per Week: 
12-16

Desired Academic Year: 
Junior
Project Description: 

The Nutrient Metabolism Lab, located on Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale campus, provides research opportunities for highly motivated students with strong interest in human metabolism, starting in Summer 2019. The main focus of the lab is on human obesity. We are investigating the metabolism in skeletal muscle of humans with obesity because abnormalities specifically in muscle protein metabolism are linked to metabolic dysregulation, ultimately contributing to Type 2 Diabetes. Interested students are expected to commit about 2 days/week and assist with procedures related to the overall research. Students are expected to develop their own research project, which it can ultimately serve as their Honors Thesis project.



Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

Please contact Anaissa Ruiz Tejada at: aruiztej@asu.edu.