My lab has ongoing research projects in disease model research of kidney injury and fibrosis. Our lab focuses on the role of oxidative stress and inflammation in the progression or recovery from kidney injury. We use a combination of in vitro studies with in vivo disease models of human kidney disease in mice. Students will be able to learn molecular biology techniques such as PCR, and various approaches to tissue analysis of injury such as immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy.
Coursework in Molecular Biology and related subjects. Strong interest in gaining laboratory research experience and able to commit at least 8 hours a week. Preference will be given to students willing to dedicate two or more years to working on a project.
We are currently looking for qualified candidates for a part time position on one of our research projects. If you are interested in gaining experience in health research and enjoy working with kids, this job may be a good fit for you!
Health Promotion Specialist (Student Helper)
WSB Study Overview
What is a WSB (Walking School Bus)? A physical activity study where a group of children walk to and from school under adult supervision, and in which they are taught pedestrian safety.
What are the goals of this WSB project? Increase physical activity and teach pedestrian safety.
6 schools (3 intervention and 3 control)
Seattle Public elementary schools, 3rd-5th grade students. Approximately up to 30 student participants per school.
Health Promotion Specialist Responsibilities:
Prepping (for recruitment and data collection) at baseline AND follow up
Data Collection/Assessments at baseline ONLY
Walking with the students
Teaching Pedestrian Safety
Prepping routes and maps
Keep track of attendance and weather
Communicate with parents and co-workers about anything relating to the WSBs (cancellations, etc.)
Follows the school calendar, approximately December-June.
Salary: $10 an hour
Walking (before school: approx. 7-9:30am and after school: approx. 2:30-4:30pm)