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Project:  Dynamic RNA Nanotechnology for Therapeutic Applications
Disciplines:  Biochemistry, Chemistry
Mentor:  William Goddard, Professor Chem. Mat. Sci., and Appl. Phys., (CCE),, Phone: x3093
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Background:  The Goddard lab is developing programmable molecular switches that can sense and respond to disease indicating biochemical signals in mammalian cells. These switches have applications as next generation therapeutics for currently intractable disease conditions.
Description:  We are looking for a summer student to help with development and testing of molecular switch based therapeutics. The student will work with our group in rational design of molecular switches and collaborate with Prof. John Rossi‚Äôs lab at City of Hope in experimental testing of switches on diseases models.

Student Requirements:  Prior experience or training in molecular biology and DNA/RNA nanotechnology
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       Amgen Scholars    Non-Caltech students only  
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

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Problems with or questions about submitting an AO?  Call Jen Manglos of the Student-Faculty Programs Office at (626) 395-2885.
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