Dr. Bartholomew (Bart) Pederson
Dr. Bartholomew (Bart) Pederson
<b>Department:</b> Center for Medical Education<br><b>Research Area:</b> Glycogen metabolism in genetically modified mouse models.<br>

Department: Center for Medical Education

Research Focus: The Pederson lab studies glycogen metabolism in genetically modified mouse models. We are primarily interested in the role that glycogen, stored in the brain, plays in learning and in protecting the brain during pathological conditions like diabetes, epilepsy, and hypoxia. We use a variety of techniques to monitor animal behavior, physiology, metabolite and protein levels, enzymatic activity, and neurological health.

Potential Student Project: After successfully learning foundational techniques used in the Pederson lab you will progress into a project. This project will involve measuring mouse behavior followed by biochemical analysis of tissue to provide answers to the Pederson lab’s overarching question¬— “What are the physiologic roles of glycogen?”

Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate:

  • Willing to work with mice
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Persevering
  • Considerate
  • Responsible
  • Attentive
  • Honest
  • Teachable

Mentoring Plan:

  • You will meet with me weekly to discuss the questions my lab is addressing, discuss scientific papers, plan upcoming experiments, analyze/troubleshoot past experiments, and discuss goals. You will also have the optional opportunity to discuss a leadership development book with me.
  • You will receive training/certification in the responsible care of mice.
  • You will attend our lab meetings with other members of the lab to connect, become familiar with projects in the lab, and give a presentation on a paper and/or your experimental findings.
  • If there is interest, commitment, and a record of satisfactory performance at the completion of the program, you may have the opportunity to continue research in my lab.

Contact: 765-751-5114, 221 N Celia Ave MT 201