Biophysics of Membrane Proteins

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
Physics and Biodesign Institute
Faculty Name: 
Rizal F. Hariadi
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

This is an excellent opportunity for students majoring in physical or life sciences to gain research experience or prepare for graduate school. The students will learn how to read scientific literature and carry out biophysics projects. The students will work in an interdisciplinary environment with researchers exploring the fields of physics, chemistry, and biology at The Biodesign Institute.

Closing Date: 
April 21, 2019
Location or Campus: 
Biodesign Institute, room A127
Hours Per Week: 
10 (minimum)

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

Mechanical forces play important roles in biomolecular processes and disease pathogenesis. However, our understanding of how mechanical tension is transduced on a molecular level is still lacking. In the BioMAN lab (BIOmolecular Mechanics And Nanotechnology LABoratory), we are developing tools to study the effect of membrane tension on proteins involved in touch sensation, proprioception, blood pressure regulation, etc. To monitor and modulate these biomolecular events, we use super-resolution microscopy, protein and lipid biophysics, and electrophysiology.

Students will be expected to spend at least 10 hours a week in the lab. STUDENTS WITH INTENTION TO SPEND ALL SUMMER IN THE LAB WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY.

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To apply for the position, please send your CV and a cover letter to and

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

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