|Handbook> Electives > Internal Medicine Research > Infectious Disease|
Electives - Internal Medicine Research
Infectious Disease Research
Elective Number: 1636 (research)
Rotation Supervisors: Drs. Barbara Mann, Richard Guerrant, Costi Sifri, Michael Scheld, Erik Hewlett, Gerald Donowitz, Brian Wispelwey, William Petri, Greg Townsend, Dean Kedes, Molly Hughes, Janine Jagger, Eric Houpt, Paul Hoffman, Yuan Wen, Chris Moore, Amy Mathers, Rebecca Dillingham and Cirle Warren
Coordinator: Sarah Creef-Baugher, MR6, room 1524; 243-2253
Prerequisite: At least a month in advance, submit a research proposal (see how to schedule research electives)
Duration: Maximum 12 weeks, Minimum 4 weeks
Available: all rotations
Time and Place to Report: TBA
Typical day: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: no limit
Course Description: The student may engage in research pertaining to clinical or laboratory aspects of infectious disease. Current projects include studies of host-defense mechanisms, animal models of infections, pathogenesis of CNS infections, studies of new antibiotics, mechanisms of diarrhea, pathogenesis of parasitic diseases, action of toxins, and AIDS-related research.
Goal: To gain experience in infectious disease laboratory research
Objectives: Students will learn how to formulate an hypothesis, plan and execute experiments that test the hypothesis, interpret results and make conclusions. Students will also gain knowledge of the basic and clinical aspects of a specific infectious disease and/or organism.