Research (CA)

2022 Spring

Jacob Smith

Internship Description

Industry: Clinical Research Studies

Company: UC Davis Mind Institute

Location: Sacramento, California

Semester: 2022 Spring

Paid/unpaid: Unknown

Summary: He really wants to understand what normal microglia activity is before we get to the Autism model. This is especially important since it's the closest model we have to a regular human model. My role was to perform immunostaining and image analysis, a monkey and rat brain tissue. I did this a lot.

2022 Winter

Teneal Thomas

Internship Description

Industry: Healthcare

Company: UC Davis

Location: Davis, California

Semester: 2022 Winter

Paid/unpaid: Unknown

Summary: In terms of my specific contribution to the internship, I focused on studying two different genes, him six and how Q1, and their effects on the dark zone and DNA repair. Another gene, brac one, was also involved in studying C. elegans. I conducted experiments to establish different genotypes using gene crosses and later observed the impact of these genes on the dark zone through dissection and staining.

2021 Fall

Matias Rodriguez

Internship Description

Industry: Education

Company: University of California- Tian Laboratory

Location: Davis, California

Semester: 2021 Fall

Paid/unpaid: Unknown

Summary: During my internship at the University of California, Davis, I worked in a laboratory focused on creating molecular tools for neural activity analysis. My main goal was to insert a split CBT if p into the 2.1 channel, an inward rectifying potassium channel used for extracellular potassium recording. I successfully developed promising constructs using SnapGene and dedicated the final weeks to troubleshooting and optimizing their trafficking in cells. This internship was intense but rewarding, requiring a scientific mindset and attention to detail.

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