Student Helper

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7108337 (Ref:12781-en_US)

Posted: August 18, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Benham-Pyle Laboratory in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy and Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center hosts an intensive ten-week undergraduate research program. Selected students paired with an experienced scientific mentor and assigned a research project focused on the regulation of stem cells in response to DNA damage or the regulation of planarian asexual reproduction. They will learn how to use RNAi to test the function of genes expressed in cell types of interest and how to visualize gene expression patterns in the animal using whole mount in situ hybridization. Students will also meet to discuss historical and current papers relevant to their research. At the end of the program, each summer student presents their findings to peers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center.

Job Duties

  • Works with a highly experienced mentor where they will contribute to ongoing research studies. Students will
    • learns the basics of laboratory safety and etiquette as well as proper experimental design and planarian animal husbandry. 
    • completes training in methods from Developmental and Cell Biology, including RNAi gene depletion, whole animal in situ hybridization, PCR/cloning, and bright field and fluorescence microscopy.
  • Participates in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a High School or College Student (undergraduate or graduate).
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Students 18y and older are eligible for the position with preferred undergraduate experience.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7108337 (Ref:12781-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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