The Hoffmann lab research goals focus on discovering novel genes involved in brain development and function in order to understand how developmental perturbations impacts brain development and function.To get lab experience research assistants will be expected to help prepare basic solutions for the lab, clean materials, prepare agarose plates, organize and help keep the lab clean, among others. In addition, the research assistant will be able to get involved in research while working side by side with a mentor.
We are specifically looking for students who are meticulous, organized, good at working in a group, intrinsically motivated, and honest. Research assistants will be trained in all the required protocols. Some projects might require working with mice.
Research assistants have opportunities to attend weekly lab meetings and to present their work at conferences, including MSU's Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. There are also opportunities to co-author papers. To apply please send a cover letter, CV and names of 1-2 references
GPA of 3.2 or higher Strong organizational skills At least 10 hours available each week to work in the lab/hours are flexible
For More information: canr.msu.edu/hoffmann/