Faculty Profile: Monuki, Edwin

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Faculty Information Lab Information (Packet Type, Course Title, & Department) Location
Monuki, Edwin
Lab Contact:
Brett Johnson
bajohnso@uci.edu
949-824-9709
A NEUROPATHOLOGY
Department: SOM-Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Gross Hall and/or remote

Research Description

Current efforts in the Monuki lab focus on disease modeling and other applications using human stem cell-derived choroid plexus epithelial cells (CPECs), the forebrain cells that produce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Other work involves the assessment of choroid plexus pathology in aging, Alzheimer's disease, and other disease-related conditions. The latter projects involve digital pathology, including annotation of images to be used in artificial intelligence approaches to detecting and classifying pathological features in postmortem human tissue samples. Remote work is possible in the event that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt in-person laboratory research.

Requirements to Participate

3 - 4 hours per unit. 2 year commitment. Minimum 3 units. Attention to detail, precision, perseverance, helpfulness, and willingness to learn.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Attendance: 20Pts (working assigned hours, being on time)
Lab Work: 40Pts (quality, accuracy, integrated synthesis of information and safety)
Communication: 20Pts (Written/Oral reports, questions and discussion with mentor)
Lab citizenship: 20Pts (organization, clean up and follow through)
Total: 100 points