solicited by undergraduate
students interested in research experience in mathematical biology.
Priority will be given to students with a strong interest and
background in mathematics and in biology. Students in their Junior or
Senior years are welcome to apply. A stipend of $6,000/year will be
offered to the best qualified candidates.
The areas of
- Mathematics for
cardiovascular interventions (mentors: Prof. Canic,
Mathematics, UH, and Prof. Rosenstrauch, M.D. with expertize in
molecular biology, the Texas Heart Institute), and
neuroscience (mentors: Prof. Josic, Mathematics, UH,
and Prof. Colbert, Biology, UH).
The students in
this program will
- receive hands-on mathematical research
experience by working on projects assigned at the beginning of the
- actively participate in experiments at the
Molecular Biology Laboratory at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston,
or participate in experiments and develop numerical models of neurons
based on experiments conducted in the Neuroscience Laboratory in the
Department of Biology and Biochemistry at UH, and
- take elective courses in Biology, Biomedical
Engineering and Mathematics that will enhance their interdisciplinary
exposure and prepare them for interdisciplinary graduate studies.
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