Independent Study Research in Engineering and Life Sciences

for BME students interested in microfluidic devices

The Ornitz Laboratory is interested in identifying an undergraduate or Master’s degree student in engineering or life sciences to help design and manufacture microfluidic devices for testing the interaction between endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells in vitro. The objective of this project is to construct an in vitro model for pulmonary hypertension. The student would be mentored by a postdoctoral fellow in the manufacture, design, loading, and imaging of devices that are loaded with cells to examine cell-cell interactions.
Interested students should have experience with sterile technique and cell culture, and have an interest in learning about microfluidics and microfabrication.
Interested students can contact Dr. David Ornitz for more information.