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Jose D

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Mechanisms, Microbiology, Immunology, Microbiome

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Scientific Review of CRISPR-Cas9 vs RNA editing

CRISPR gain wide popularity for allowing researchers to permanently edit genomes. However, there is growing interest in using RNA based editing methods. What are the advantages/disadvantages, clinical applications, and broad future implications? Let's write a review to address these questions.

Science Communication on Twitter

The social platform Twitter has increasingly become a place where scientists can communicate their science to their community and the general public. In this project, we can create a sciencecomm account to share information on a topic in biology or chemistry. You'll gain skills in reading scientific literature, summarizing major findings, and communicating science to the general public.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Physiological Benefits of Fasting-induced Autophagy

Autophagy, meaning "self-eating", is a cellular process where damaged or unwanted components are disposed. Autophagy has been linked to various diseased pathologies, including cancer and heart disease. Fasting or specific dietary lifestyles may induce levels of autophagy in the human body. In this project, we will perform and systematic review and meta-analysis of fasting or diet-induced autophagy and its benefits on the body. You will gain skills in 1) searching and reviewing primary literature, 2) computational skills for performing data analysis (R language), and 3) writing your scientific findings.

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