The CPT is looking for motivated undergraduates to work on cutting-edge projects in basic and applied phage biology. Depending on the project, qualified students will learn a range of techniques, including phage isolation and characterization, molecular and genetic methods for engineering phages and phage genes, and bioinformatic approaches to phage genomes and proteomes. A list of the projects and the CPT researchers who will be supervising in each case is provided below. Please contact the CPT people directly by the email provided. If available, a summary of your coursework and academic record, plus any experience you might already have had, would be a useful attachment to the inquiry email.
- How do phage fusogenic proteins (spanins) work?
- How does the energy for contraction get built into the tails of myophages?
- Bioinformatics software development
- Regulation of lysis in the paradigm bacteriophage Mu
- How do phages block restriction enzymes?
- Finding the lysis genes of Salmonella phage FelixO1
Please let us know which semester(s) you would like to do 491 research.