Presentation on theme: "Summer Research Projects for MBBS Students Adam Kara, BSc (Hons) Phase 3 King’s College London School of Medicine at Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals."— Presentation transcript:
Summer Research Projects for MBBS Students Adam Kara, BSc (Hons) Phase 3 King’s College London School of Medicine at Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals
Department of Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology Miletich (Sharpe) Group Large and highly active lab Investigation of a range of topics, all concerned with craniofacial development (sensory organs, palate, dental, salivary glands, bone, muscle, bioengineering etc.) iBSc programmes, and new MSc programme Weekly lab meetings and seminars (Spectacular views of St. Paul’s from my bench!)
Why did I apply for a studentship? Continuation of iBSc project Funded (8 week) project Study of a specific topic/question in depth—become an expert Opportunity to contribute and learn something truly new Develop portfolio and area of interest
What did I do? RNA in situ hybridization Immunohistochemistry Tissue slice culture (teeth can be grown in slices!) Dissection (adult/embryo mice) Microscopy Gel electrophoresis Plasmid isolation (from E. coli) Tooth bud
Summer research: get started Use the KCL webpages to find a supervisor Identify an area of interest: do an SSC, read around the subject Continuation of intercalated BSc work/SSC? Things to consider: time and project planning, play to your strengths, computer skills, maths, be sure to have some fun
Acknowledgements Dr. Isabelle Miletich, Prof. Paul Sharpe Dept. of Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology Alison Liu and CARS committee
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