33AS – Antifibrotic activities of novel vitamin D3 derivatives in fibroblasts isolated from skin.

Status: Available
Faculty Name: andrzej-slominski
Primary Faculty Appointment: UAB
UAB/HA Department: Dermatology
Campus Address: Volker Hall rm 476c
Telephone Number: (205) 934-5252
Email: aslominski@uabmc.edu or Click to Send E-Mail
For how many summers have you served as a preceptor: 3 or more
CCC Research Area: Cancer Biology & Immunology
Number of hours per week that the preceptor will personally supervise or work with the intern: 40
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help to supervise the intern:
1. Zorica Janjetovic
2. Tae Kang Kim
Title of Project: 33AS – Antifibrotic activities of novel vitamin D3 derivatives in fibroblasts isolated from skin.
Project Description:

The project is to tests the effects of novel vitamin D3 derivatives on skin functions, skin cancer and test their antifibrotic properties. Techniques of cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry will be used. The student will work under supervision of an experienced investigator who will gradually will introduce his/her to these techniques.

Project Status: Already up and running
Location of Project: Birmingham, AL (UAB)
Proposed Start Date: May 3, 2021
Proposed End Date: August 27, 2021
Expected work schedule for intern: Not very flexible, intern MUST be at work on certain days of the week and at certain times of the day (as may be necessary to interview patients, attend lab meetings, process samples, etc.) and should contribute full-time effort.
Number of days that the student will be expected to come physically to UAB:
More than 1 day per week (prior to start of the internship, gain appropriate waivers and approvals for the student to be on site)
Category of Project: Laboratory Research
Cancer topic: Skin
Does this project involve human subjects: No
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

Laboratory work


Data analysis



Preceptor will provide intern with access to the following: Office or desk space, Computer and printer, Laboratory work bench space, Supplies needed to complete project, Equipment needed to complete project
Likelihood that intern will be included as an author on one or more publications related to this summer research project: Very likely
Areas in which the ideal candidates will have experience: Cell Biology, Laboratory Skills, basic knowledge, Molecular Biology