Dr. Elmer is looking for a GRA (Ph.D. or M.S. track) to perform research in the area of blood substitute development. Specifically, the project aims to develop a substitute for donated blood that is based on earthworm hemoglobin. The GRA would be responsible for purifying the earthworm hemoglobin, chemically modifying the protein, and observing transfusions of the material into mice at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with our collaborator, Dr. Osheiza Abdulmalik.
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Interested Students can apply at: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/grad/admission/apply.html
Please Contact Jacob.Elmer@villanova.edu with any questions.