Dr. Bikram Sharma
<b>Department: </b>Biology<br><b>Research Area: </b>Understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of cardiovascular development and regeneration.
Research Focus: My research is focused at understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of cardiovascular development and regeneration.
Potential Student Project(s): Students in my research program will be engaged in wide range of projects broadly to understand the cellular and molecular signaling pathways that instructs cells of cardiovascular tissues to grow and form a functional organ. Students will be engaged in both in vitro (cell culture, tissue culture) and in vivo (using genetically modified mouse model) experiments. After their training in my lab, students are trained to conduct biomedical research in the areas and cell and molecular biology and are prepared for medical school, graduate school (Masters and Phd Programs), and industry research job opportunities.
Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate: Anyone who has taken laboratory courses in molecular biology and are exposed to DNA/RNA/Protein biology and has basic training and cell and molecular biology laboratory techniques.
Mentoring Plan: Student will work 5h/week in wet lab and will meet with me 1 -on-I once/twice a week to go over the experiments that week and necessary training on techniques/troubleshoot ongoing experiments to accomplish the weekly goals. I also assign a trained graduate student to work with undergraduate to train and mentor on the required skill set to conduct research experiments independently.
Contact: 765-631-3985, FSB 316