Faculty Profile: Lau, Wei Ling

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Lau, Wei Ling
Lab Contact:
Wei Ling Lau
wllau@uci.edu
714-456-5142
A NEPHROLOGY
Department: Medicine
Medical Sciences C362

Research Description

Chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for brain microbleeds, which increase the risk of future stroke and dementia. Our lab studies the interaction of the gut microbiome with formation of brain microbleeds in mouse models of kidney disease. Students will primarily be involved in brain sectioning and histology, and will learn brain neuroanatomy. Students will assist with animal surgeries and mouse behavioral studies; and have the opportunity to learn about mass spectrometry in analysis of blood uremic toxins. Students are welcome to attend joint lab meetings with Neurology collaborators.

Requirements to Participate

Able to conduct microscope work. Prefer no allergies to mice/rats, however students can request to be excluded from animal work if that is their preference. 3 - 4 hours per unit.

2 year commitment.

Minimum 2 units.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Attendance: 20 Pts
Lab Work: 60 Pts
Communication: 20 Pts