The Abuelo lab focuses on factors affecting the development of the immune system of newborn calves as a way to decrease disease incidence in this stage. Particularly, I focus on nutritional interventions in the pregnant dam or newborn calf that can enhance the calves' immune responses. The research techniques span from field work on farms to benchtop work employing flow cytometry, cell culture, immunoblotting, PCR, and other techniques as appropriate.
Positions for undergraduate research assistants are regularly open. Please get in contact if you are interested.
The qualifications vary a lot depending on the project. In general students in animal science, biology, etc. with an interest in immunology and agricultural research are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please provide the following information:
1) A CV, including a listing of the classes you have taken, your grades and GPA, and other (research) projects you have been involved with.
2) When you would like to start doing research, how many hours per week you can be active, and time restrictions.
4) If your interest is in working for pay, credit, or simply for gaining research experience.