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The Oliver Lab

Increasing diversity in STEM one black woman  at a time

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION

The overarching goal of my research is to characterize the pathways used by near-infrared light to promote wound healing.  This research is currently funded by the Department of Defense.  Completion of my research will further our understanding of novel aspects of cellular respiration, a fundamental process by which mitochondria, a major cellular organelle, use oxygen to make energy (i.e., ATP).  Specifically, it will provide insight on the effects of red light on cellular respiration, a basic and fundamental cellular process. 

WHAT CAN I LEARN AS MEMBER OF THE OLIVER LAB?

SKILLS:  General Lab Maintenance, Cell Culture, In-Cell Westerns, Microscopy, Cell Health Assays, Immunochemistry, Protein Extraction

MENTORSHIP:  Feedback on graduate and medical school applications, assistance with graduate research fellowships, strong letters of recommendation, encouragement.

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION:  The Oliver Lab currently has funds to support student travel to scientific conferences.  You will also receive extensive feedback/assistance regarding any posters or other oral scientific presentation you engage in.