Ice Cream Social

Friday, May 31st 4:30-5:30pm
Petersen Hall Lobby 
Join us to celebrate the start of the summer with an Ice Cream Bar.  Ice cream and toppings!


Summer Undergrad Research Conference

Wed, July 24th 1:00-3:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union, Main Lounge
Registration opens Monday, June 17th and closes Friday, July 12th at 5:00pm.  Check back for link to registration form.

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Cytoplasmic sensors in health and disease

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Help the lab with lab chores and genotyping/mouse work. Assist lab members with their research work.

How early epigenetic programming of the human genome in T cells enable them to have long-lasting fitness and function in health and disease

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The project would be to establish a new assay in the laboratory. The trainee will work closely with a research scientist and PI in the lab and be involved in day-to-day lab operations.

Immune pathogenesis of graft-versus-host disease and inflammatory bowel diseases

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
We are interested in working with motivated undergraduate students who can spend time in the laboratory to learn intestinal immunology and advance their laboratory skills. Intestinal immune system is associated with regulation of aberrant immune reactions, as seen in graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow or hematopoietic cell transplantation or in inflammatory bowel diseases. Our studies focus on T lymphocytes and gut microorganisms, such as helminths or gut bacteria that can regulate these aberrant and pathological immune responses. Students will purify immune cells from spleen or lymph nodes, characterize them in detail by multicolor flow cytometry, perform in vitro immune cell cultures besides various other experiments. Students will analyze DNA for various reasons.

Ice Cream Social - Summer 24

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Join us on Friday, May 31st at 4:30pm in Petersen Lobby for Ice Cream and all the toppings!

How health lifestyle behaviors effect cognitive and brain aging

Sunday, May 26, 2024
The goal of our research is to determine how health and health behaviors effect cognitive and brain aging. This includes examining mechanisms associated with declines in cognitive function associated with aging or age-related neurological disease, and determining how we may intervene for improved performance and quality of life. To study health behaviors, we are interested in how people learn new behaviors or improve cognitive abilities to do so, and the lifestyle factors that effect cognition, behavior change, and brain wellness.

Upcoming Events

2024 Research in the Capitol

Monday, March 25, 2024
Iowa State House, Des Moines

2024 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024
2nd Floor Old Capitol Mall (201 S. Clinton St.)