The Oliver Lab
Increasing diversity in STEM one black woman at a time
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.