The goals of this course are to provide students with insight into research and practical experience in a small project.
Students will engage in research projects involving one of the current areas of scientific investigation engaged in by department members. These include experimental immunology, transplantation immunology, cytokines, neuroimmunology, experimental hypertension, experimental endocrinology, cell biology of tumors, and neuropathology.
Students must have prior approval of the Department Chair or Investigator and a proposed research project before enrolling for the research course.
At the end of the research course, the students should have developed an appreciation of the investigative approach and practical experience in a small research project.
Prior to registering for a research elective, students will need to meet with Dr. Milling regarding project and work with the department to find a faculty mentor. Students should discuss project ideas with their mentor and provide a short description of the research they would like to conduct during the elective. Students will then take this description to the department chair and/or course director for approval. After obtaining approval, students will complete a drop/add form, working with the appropriate department/course coordinators and send the completed form to the registrar in order to register for the research elective.
Prerequisite: MS3 or MS4