Pediatric Oncology, Anschutz Medical Campus
3 years of college
Number of openings: 1
The major goals of the research project are to validate gene targets which, when inhibited, sensitize leukemia cells to chemotherapy.
Experiments to determine the relative sensitivity to chemotherapy will be done in leukemia cells grown in the lab. Students will a) grow leukemia cells b) knock-down specific genes using interfering RNA c) treat cells with chemotherapy d) determine the relative sensitivity of the cells to the chemotherapy, and e) analyze, organize and present the results.