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Research Opportunity: Oxidative stress in kidney injury and fibrosis

Con­tact Name: Daryl Okamura, MD

Con­tact Email: daryl.okamura[at]seattlechildrens.org

Depart­ment: Pediatric Nephrology


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.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Job

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)

Position Details:

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
  • Recruitment
  • 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
  • Set hours:
  • Walking (before school: approx. 7-9:30am and after school: approx. 2:30-4:30pm)
  • Trainings (3-4 hours)
  • Staff Meetings (1 hour per month, date/time TBD)

For more information and to apply, please visit


New Fall Research Opportunities

Every fall we get many new research opportunity postings all the time. Below are the postings from the last week or so. Follow the links for more details. As always, you can browse all postings here.

  • James Lawson, Nonviolent Revolutionary
  • Sharecroppers’ Troubadour: John Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union and the African American song tradition
  • A Novel Process for Water Purification
  • Development of point-of-care diagnostic devices for the developed and developing worlds
  • Effect of requirement for prior insurance clearance on accrual of patients onto clinical trials for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Closed Ecological Systems–Aquatic
  • Diversity and Teamwork Study
  • Stem cells as drug discovery agents
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Regulation of Macrophage Activation
  • Web-based Adolescent Health Screening and Risk Prevention
  • Medical Tricorder Project
  • Echocardiographic assessment of the structure and function of the normal and abnormal heart
  • Foster Business School Laboratory – 2 Research Assistants Needed
  • Manipulations of host cells by Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Local anesthesia in dentistry; techniques
  • Ultrasound imaging in dentistry
  • Human Immunology of Tuberculosis
  • Marketing/Social Media Research for Computer Experts
  • Sequencing Treatments for Mothers with ADHD and Their At-Risk Children
  • Myogenic stem cells: basic biology and applicability to muscle wasting disorders (muscular dystrophy) and age-associated muscle deterioration (sarcopenia)
  • Maternity, neonatal, Women’s health
  • Human Prostate Cancer Progression, Fred Hutch
  • Zebrafish models of heart and muscle disease
  • Oceanography research cruise
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant in Traumatic Brain Injury Lab
  • Learning in Biology
  • Platelet hyper-reactivity Cross talks between inflammation and hemostatic signals
  • Oral health and disease
  • Molecular Signaling Mechanisms of Heart Disease
  • Controlled fusion research in the HIT program
  • Blood-brain barrier in disease
  • Mouse genetics, cognition and Parkinson’s disease
  • Social Development in Childhood