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Off-Campus Work Study authorization is required for this position. All students must provide a Financial Aid Award Letter or an Authorization to work off-campus to verify their eligibility if selected for this position.
This position is in a laboratory that uses in vivo and in vitro models to investigate the relationship between the immune system and the microbiota. The lab specifically focuses on the interaction between anti-commensal antibodies and its role in the protection and regulation of the naïve neonatal microbiome.
The individual in this position will be involved in projects exploring the specific mechanisms in which antibodies function in the context of the microbiome. Additionally, isolating microbes that play larger roles in models with dysregulated immune systems. They will also be responsible for general laboratory duties, such as preparation of lab stock solutions, lab maintenance, autoclaving, and/or emptying biohazard waste. Major duties include: