Projects for BA Students
Project Title: Heart rate and metabolism in flying fruit bats
Primary Investigator:Dr Yossi Yovel
Contact Name: Dr Shannon E Currie
Beginning Date: 01/12/2016
More Details: We are measuring heart rate for the first time in free flying fruit bats using miniaturized ECG devices.
I need a student to be involved in collection of ECG data in captive bats and training bats to fly in along a flight tunnel.
We will also be attaching devices to wild bats to measure their heart rate when they are foraging.
Project Title: Antibody repertoire analysis
Primary Investigator: Dr. Yariv Wine
Contact Name: Dr. Yariv Wine
Beginning Date: 05/11/2016
More Details: If you are interested in working in a laboratory that conducts science with state-of-the-art technologies - your place is with us !. We are looking for highly motivated students with background in bioinformatics. The project will include analyzing data obtained from next generation sequencing of B cells. Preferable background in python. Please contact Dr. Wine for additional information
Project Title: Elucidating plant targets of bacterial type III effector proteins
Primary Investigator: Prof. Guido Sessa
Contact Name: Prof.Guido Sessa
Contact Phone: 03-6409766
Beginning Date: 01/11/2016
More Details: Plant pathogenic bacteria utilize a type III secretion system to deliver effector proteins directly into the plant cell. Once inside the cell, effectors subvert plant cellular processes to the benefit of the pathogen and contribute to the development of disease. A central avenue of our research is the molecular characterization of type III secreted effectors of the bacterium Xanthomonas, the study of their mode of action and the identification of their plant targets. A main working hypothesis is that genetic manipulation of host targets may render the plant more resistant, weaken the ability of the pathogen to cause disease, and pave the way to biotechnological applications. In our investigation we utilize molecular biology techniques, biochemistry and genetic tools.
Project Title: Effect of hypertension of neurovascular coupling
Primary Investigator: Dr. Pablo Blinder
Contact Name: Dr. Davi Kain
Beginning Date: 01/10/2016
More Details: We investigate the effect of changes in blood flow (hyper and hypo-tension) on the coupling between cortical neurons and blood vessels. The project involves a wide array of techniques, mainly histology and in-vivo two-photon microscopy.