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Independent Research in Biology

Independent Research in Biology

The Department of Biology encourages students to participate in laboratory research (BIOL 388, 388S 390) and/or library research (BIOL 389).  Students may choose to work with faculty in the Biology Department or students choosing to work with a member of another department must also have a Biology faculty member act as Biology Sponsor. Click below for the permit request form and additional information about research and/or SAGES capstones.

Down the application for research in Biology HERE

Opportunities for undergraduates to participate meaningfully in research experiences are very important and highly valued. In partnership with the Office of Institutional Research, a clearinghouse for undergraduate research has been developed that will help students find information about faculty willing to host a student or students in a laboratory or on a non-lab based research project. These arrangements can take the form of volunteer experience, credit-granting academic projects, or work for pay (funding by grants or by work-study).

Below you will find a spreadsheet of faculty members across the university who are accepting undergraduates in their labs. The number of students that each researcher has listed does not mean that you are guaranteed a spot. This is not a comprehensive list, and you are encouraged to continue to search the website of CWRU and Medical School faculty to find researchers who’s projects interest you.

 

Contact Information How many undergraduates are you willing to host for a research experience this year? Under what circumstances are you willing to host a student/students for a research experience? (Check all that apply) How would you prefer interested students contact you? Please provide up to three keywords to describe the kinds of work being done in your lab/research program.
Last Name First Name Department School/College Email Address Phone Number Response Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit Other (please specify) Response Other (please specify) Keyword 1 Keyword 2 Keyword 3
Almeida Katia Department of Anthropology CAS kma14@case.edu 216-368-2279 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Bibliographic research Digital pedagogy
Giuffrida Noelle Department of Art History CAS nmg34@case.edu 216-368-4618 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail research on Chinese painting and ceramics in English and modern Chinese summary/translation of articles and book chapters on Chinese art from Chinese to English summary/translation of articles and book chapters on Chinese art from Japanese to English
Anderson Alfred Department of Chemistry CAS aba@case.edu 216-368-5044 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail computational electrochemical mechanisms
Crespo Carlos Department of Chemistry CAS cxc302@case.edu 216-368-1911 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Photochemistry Chemical Kinetics Electronic spectroscopy
Gray Thomas Department of Chemistry CAS txg37@case.edu 216-368-0991 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Chemistry Computational Gold
Pentzer Emily Department of Chemistry CAS ebp24@case.edu 216-368-3697 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail synthesis materials energy
Protasiewicz John Department of Chemistry CAS jdp5@case.edu 216-368-5060 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail synthesis inorganic chemistry materials chemistry
Samia Anna Cristina Department of Chemistry CAS axs232@case.edu 216-368-3852 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Sensor systems Composite Materials Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials
Iversen Paul Department of Classics CAS pai2@cwru.edu 216-368-2352 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Archaeology Epigraphy Turkey
Sternberg Rachel Department of Classics CAS rxh103@case.edu 216-368-2251 One Volunteer By e-mail literature history human rights
Parrill Fey Department of Cognitive Science CAS fxp26@case.edu 216-368-2795 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail gesture language behavior
Tobin Vera Department of Cognitive Science CAS vlt6@case.edu 216-368-2725 One Volunteer Work for pay By e-mail language behavior browser-based
Van Orman James Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences CAS jav12@case.edu 216 368 3765 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail high pressure geochemistry planetary science
Whiting Peter Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences CAS pjw5@case.edu 216-371-8907 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail environmental sciences water sediment
Jewell Megan Department of English CAS msj18@case.edu 216-368-3799 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Writing Pedagogy and Teaching Gender Studies Community Writing Projects
Gurarie David Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics CAS dxg5@case.edu 216-368-2857 One Volunteer By e-mail Mathematical modeling for Biology and medicine Spread and control of infectious diseases
Meckes Mark Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics CAS mwm2@case.edu 216-368-4997 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Random matrix theory Metric geometry Experimental mathematics
Abbott Karen Department of Biology CAS kca27@case.edu 216-368-3561 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail mathematical ecology ecological population dynamics modeling
Atit Radhika Department of Biology CAS rpa5@case.edu 216-368-8819 Two to four Academic credit work study By e-mail Developmental Biology skin disease molecular biology
Diamond Sarah Department of Biology CAS sed62@case.edu 216-368-1073 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Climage Change insects field and lab experiements
Fox Jessica Department of Biology CAS jlf88@case.edu 216-368-5563 One to two Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit work study By e-mail Neuroscience of sensory systems insect flight
Chiel Hillel Department of Biology CAS hjc@case.edu 216-368-3846 Two Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail biomechanics Neurophysiology computational neuroscience
Benard Michael Department of Biology CAS mfb38@case.edu 216-368-1080 Two Volunteer Work for pay (summer only) Academic credit By e-mail Ecology Amphibians Conservation
Burns Jean Department of Biology CAS jbm122@case.edu 216-368-4288 Two-Four Volunteer Work for Pay Academic Credit By e-mail Biological Invasions Plant Ecology Field work
Oldfield Ron Department of Biology CAS rgo@cwru.edu 216-368-5013 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail fish ecology conservation biology
Alsberg Eben Department of Biomedical Engineering CSE exa46@case.edu 216-368-6425 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Tissue Engineering Stem Cells Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Systems
Durand Dominique Department of Biomedical Engineering CSE dxd6@case.edu 440-476-7522 Two to four both By e-mail neural engineering modelling electrophysiology
Gustafson Ken Department of Biomedical Engineering CSE kjg@case.edu 216-368-8626 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail neural engineering and medical device development preclinical electrophysiology human subject testing
Lu Zheng-Rong Department of Biomedical Engineering CSE zxl125@case.edu 216-368-0187 More than five Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail drug delivery to treat cancer and retinal degeneration molecular imaging image-guided cancer therapy
Madabhushi Anant Department of Biomedical Engineering CSE axm788@case.edu 216-368-8519 More than five Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail personalized medicine image processing machine learning
Wilson David Department of Biomedical Engineering CSE dlw@case.edu 216-368-4099 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit medical imaging image processing image analysis
Pollino Michael Department of Civil Engineering CSE mcp70@case.edu 216-368-2778 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit Work for Pay when available By e-mail structural hazard mitigation steel design
Zeng David Department of Civil Engineering CSE xxz16@case.edu 216-368-2923 One Volunteer Work for pay By e-mail geotechnical engineering offshore wind energy
Ernst Frank Department of Materials Science and Engineering CSE fxe5@case.edu 216-368-0611 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit Pay depends on availability of project funds. By e-mail Surface engineering structural alloys. Microcharacterization of materials.
French Roger Department of Materials Science and Engineering CSE rxf131@case.edu 216 368 3655 More than five Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Energy Data Science Photovoltaics
Akkus Ozan Department of Mechanical and Aerospace CSE oxa@case.edu 216-368-4175 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail biomechanics biomaterials tissue engineering
Gurkan Umut Department of Mechanical and Aerospace CSE umut@case.edu 216-368-6447 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Micro and nano technology development Biomedical technologydevelopment Cell and tissue mechanics, imaging, image analysis
Lewicki Michael Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CSE msl88@case.edu 216-368-3168 Two to four Volunteer By e-mail computational perception computer vision artificial intelligence
Mohseni Pedram Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CSE pxm89@case.edu 216-368-5263 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Integrated Circuit Design and Testing Printed-Circuit Board Development Software, Firmware, Hardware Development
Zhao Hongping Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CSE hxz168@case.edu 216-368-4120 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Semiconductor materials and devices Light emitting diodes Solar cells
Dai Liming Macromolecular Science and Engineering CSE lxd115@case.edu 216-368-4176 One Volunteer By e-mail functional polymers carbon nanomaterials energy- and bio-related applications
Ishida Hatsuo Macromolecular Science and Engineering CSE hxi3@case.edu 216-368-4285 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail polymer/composites/nanocomposites synthesis and characterization polybenzoxazines
Korley LaShanda Macromolecular Science and Engineering CSE ltk13@case.edu 216-368-1421 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail responsive composites polymer manufacturing polymer synthesis
Schiraldi David Macromolecular Science and Engineering CSE das44@case.edu 216-368-4243 More than five Academic credit Other (please specify) We have organized courses polymers materials composites
Coulton Claudia The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development MSASS cxc10@case.edu 216-368-2304 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Urban development Geographic information systems Social problems
Crampton David The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development MSASS dsc14@case.edu 216 368-6680 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit opportunities to contribute to published research By e-mail child welfare neighborhood characteristics homelessness
Flannery Daniel The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development MSASS djf6@case.edu 216-368-5235 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit Payment depends on project and funding By e-mail violence trauma interventions
Gress Taryn The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development MSASS toh@case.edu 216-368-5359 Two to four Volunteer Work Study By e-mail Mixed-Income Communities Research Mixed-Income Library Collection/Organization NIMC Communications
Santiago Anna Maria The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development MSASS ams333@case.edu 216-368-0809 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail child and adolescent outcomes neighborhood effects mixed methods research
Pandiyan Pushpa Biological Sciences SODM pxp226@case.edu 216-368-2929 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Immunology Oral immunity inflammatory bowel disease
Weinberg Aaron Biological Sciences SODM axw47@case.edu 216-368-6729 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail mucosal immunity head and neck cancer host-microbial interactions
Ye Fengchun Biological Sciences SODM fxy63@case.edu 216-368-0230 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Tumor virology Cancer research Molecular biology
Wang Russell Department of Comprehensive Care SODM rxw26@case.edu 216-368-6716 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail dental implant biomechanics tool design and sensing device
Lu Yuan Cardiovascular Research Institute SOM lxl113@case.edu 216-368-6083 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail vascular transcription factor matabolism
Barnholtz-Sloan Jill Case Comprehensive Cancer Center SOM Jsb42@case.edu 216-577-4418 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Bioinformatics applications to cancer Biostatistics applications for research in human diseases Brain tumor omics research
Schiemann Bill Case Comprehensive Cancer Center SOM wps20@case.edu 216-368-5763 One Volunteer By e-mail Breast Cancer Metastasis Breast Cancer Stem Cells EMT Programs and Chemoresistance
Bebek Gurkan Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics SOM gxb43@case.edu 216-368-4541 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Bioinformatics Systems Biology Computer Science
Dazard Jean-Eudes Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics SOM jxd101@case.edu 216-368-3157 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Statistical Computing Statistics and Biostatistics Computational Biology – Bioinformatics
Lodowski David Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics SOM dtl10@case.edu 216-368-6971 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail X-ray crystallography structural biology cell signalling
Yang Sichun Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics SOM sxy227@case.edu 216-368-5793 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By phone biophysics computer simulation breast cancer structural biology
Baker Kristian Center for RNA Molecular Biology SOM keb22@case.edu 216-368-0277 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail gene expression molecular biology RNA metabolism
Gott Jonatha Center for RNA Molecular Biology SOM jmg13@case.edu 216-368-3930 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail RNA editing mitochondrial gene expression slime mold
Licatalosi Donny Center for RNA Molecular Biology SOM ddl33@case.edu 216-368-4757 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay By e-mail molecular biology bioinformatics
Croft Darin Department of Anatomy SOM dac34@case.edu 216-368-5268 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Paleontology Mammals Evolution
van den Akker Focco Department of Biochemistry SOM fxv5@case.edu 216-368-8511 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Antibiotic resistance Cardiovascular diseases Biochemistry/Structural Biology
Rimm Alfred Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics SOM aar2@case.edu 216-368-2600 Two to four Volunteer By e-mail Large databases from federal government obesity religion
Stein Cathy Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics SOM cmj7@case.edu 216-368-5631 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail epidemiology biostatistics genetics
Hodges Craig Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences SOM cah2@case.edu 216-368-0008 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Cystic Fibrosis Mouse Models of human disease Growth and intestinal work
LaFramboise Thomas Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences SOM txl80@case.edu 216-368-0150 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Cancer genomics Computational Biology High-throughput DNA sequence analysis
Salz Helen Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences SOM hks@case.edu 216 368-2879 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail stem cell biology Drosophila genetics and molecular biology Drosophila germline stem cells
Bonomo Robert A. Department of Medicine SOM rab14@va.gov 216-791-3800×4801 One Academic credit By e-mail antibiotics drug resistance beta-lactamase
Lederman Michael Department of Medicine SOM mxl6@case.edu 216-844-8786 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail HIV/AIDS Immunology Pathogenesis
Mahabeleshwar Ganapati Department of Medicine SOM ghm4@case.edu 216-368-5792 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Innate immunity Inflammation Transcriptional regulation of inflammatory gene expression
Sedor John Department of Medicine SOM jrs4@case.edu 216-778-4993 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail kidney disease health disparities translation
Subauste Carlos Department of Medicine SOM css34@case.edu 216-368-2785 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Immunity against infections Inflammation Diabetes
Silver Jerry Department of Neurosciences SOM jxs10@case.edu 216-368-2150 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail spinal cord injury regeneration strategies rehabilitative motor training
Greenfield Ed Department of Orthopaedics SOM emg3@case.edu 216-368-1331 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail orthopaedics bone biology cancer metastasis
Triolo Ronald J. Department of Orthopaedics SOM rxt24@case.edu 216-791-3800 x4138 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Rehabilitation and Human Motion Analysis Prosthetics and Orthotics Neuroprostheses
Chen Shu G. Department of Pathology SOM sxc59@case.edu 216-368-8925 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Neurosciences Neurodegenerative diseases Molecular Biology
Kong Qingzhong Department of Pathology SOM qxk2@case.edu 216-368-1756 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail transgenic mice prion gene and stem cell therapy
Lee Hyoung-gon Department of Pathology SOM hxl54@case.edu 216-368-6887 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Alzheimer disease Neurodegeneration
Monnier Vincent Department of Pathology SOM vmm3@cwru.edu 216-368-6613 One Academic credit By e-mail Biomarkers and Complications of Diabetes and Aging Mechanism of formation of age-related cataract Engineering of aging resistant molecules and organisms
Perry George Department of Pathology SOM gxp7@case.edu 210-458-4450 One Volunteer By e-mail Alzheimer Oxidative stress amyloid
Singh Neena Department of Pathology SOM nxs2@case.edu 216-368-2617 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Neurodegeneration
Tartakoff Alan Department of Pathology SOM amt10@case.edu 216-368-5544 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail cell biology of yeast genetics of yeast microscopy of yeast
Wearsch Pamela Department of Pathology SOM paw28@case.edu 216-369-5059 Two to four Volunteer Work for pay By e-mail tuberculosis/ Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterial membrane vesicles antibiotic resistance, novel therapeutics
Zou Wenquan Department of Pathology SOM wxz6@case.edu 216-368-8993 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail Protein aggregation Neurodegenerative diseases stem cells
Bonfield Tracey Department of Pediatrics SOM tlb7@case.edu 216-368-4558 One Volunteer By e-mail Stem Cells Lung Diseases Immunology
Dealwis Chris Department of Pharmacology SOM cxd114@case.edu 216-368-1652 One Academic credit By e-mail structural biology cancer drug discovery
Moiseenkova-Bell Vera Department of Pharmacology SOM vxm102@case.edu 216-368-2641 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail ion channels biophysics structural biology neuroscience
Pagano Maria E. Department of Psychiatry SOM mxp123@case.edu 216-844-2767 One Work for pay Academic credit Other (please specify) contact Jacqui Lingler at jacqui.lingler@UHhospitals.org adolescent addiction trauma
Sohn Jason W. Department of Radiation Oncology SOM jws17@case.edu 216-368-6583 & 844-2736 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Image processing Software 3D printing
Exner Agata Department of Radiology SOM aas11@case.edu 216-844-3544 One Volunteer By e-mail Image guided drug delivery for cancer therapy Development of contrast agents for ultrasound molecular imaging Minimally invasive treatment of liver cancer
Buck Matthias Department Physiology and Biophysics SOM mxb150@case.edu 216-368-8651 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail protein expression and purification protein interaction biophysics molecular dynamics simulations
Garvin Jeff Department Physiology and Biophysics SOM jlg5@case.edu 216-368-3353 One Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail ion transport fish gills temperature adaptation
Smith Corey Department Physiology and Biophysics SOM cbs16@Case.Edu 216-368-3487 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Electrophysiology Stress Respone Imaging
Jump Robin Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine SOM rlj43@gmail.com 216-791-3800 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail antimicrobial stewardship nursing homes
Narla Goutham Institute for Trans Molecular Medicine SOM gnx71@case.edu 216-368-3111 One Volunteer Work for pay By e-mail Cancer Biology Mouse models Experimental Therapeutics
Jacobberger James Molecular Biology and Microbiology SOM jwj@case.edu 216-368-4645 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail Cancer Biomarkers Cytometry
Mbonye Uri Molecular Biology and Microbiology SOM urm2@case.edu 216-368-8892 One Volunteer Work for pay Academic credit By e-mail HIV latency cure Proviral transcription Transcription elongation
Nguyen Liem Molecular Biology and Microbiology SOM ldn7@case.edu 216-368-3148 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail antibiotic resistance tuberculosis mycobacteria
Dolansky Mary Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing SON mad15@case.edu 216-368-0568 One Volunteer By e-mail implementation science healthcare quality and safety clinical health services
Madigan Elizabeth Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing SON eam13@case.edu 216-368-8532 One Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail health IT home based care
Webel Allison Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing SON Arw72@case.edu 216-368-3939 Two to four Volunteer Academic credit By e-mail HIV Behaviorial Cardiovascular

 

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