Faculty Profile: Gargus, Jay

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Gargus, Jay
Lab Contact:
Dave Ferguson
dferguso@uci.edu
(949) 824-9253
B STUDIES IN AUTISM
Department: SOM - Physiology & Biophysics
2056 Hewitt Hall

Research Description

Students will work within the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) performing biophysical studies of cell signaling that include imaging, electrophysiology and biochemistry. Many of the cell lines used have single gene mutations that produce an autism phenotype, which these are being used to resolve the signaling pathways perturbed in typical Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students will be trained in implementing study protocols, data collection techniques, data entry, data processing, and statistical analysis. Good opportunity for students interested in careers in medicine, clinical psychology, pharmacology and neuroscience.

Requirements to Participate

COURSE COMPLETION: Bio 194S

Time Commitment per Week

8-12 hrs/wk

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Reliability and consistency in attendance. Completion of assignments and required hours. Discussions of research papers.