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The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

this genetics research externship rotation the candidate will work in
the The White Laboratory at The Research Institute at Nationwide
Children's Hospital. We focus on the identification of human genetic
variants that are responsible for disease. We have a particular interest
in understanding the genetic mechanisms that give rise to congenital
heart defects, but also work on multiple other rare genetic disorders.
student will be given an opportunity to observe, learn and take part in
our process for taking patient DNA samples all the way through to the
process of mutant allele identification. They will gain experience of
both the wet-bench moelcular biology required to sequence human genomes
and cutting edge next generation sequencing technologies. They will also
be given the opportunity to gain experience in computational
biology/bioinformatics aspects of this process.
We are a large (900 staff and faculty) free standing research institute with close affiliations to Ohio State University.
have our own library and access to OSUs electronic library resources,
graduate student programs and extensive postdoctoral fellowship training
come ready and willing to work hard, gain experience in a cutting edge
field of science and have fun. We will aim to set things up so that
student has their own project to work on, taking a set of patient DNA
samples through our complete analytical pipeline.
student will be expected to work in the lab 8 hours a day, 5 days a
week. They will have open access to our labs technical staff, postdocs
and bioinformatics team. Dr. White will meet with the student regularly
and the student will be expected to give a presentation of their work to
the laboratory at the end of the 4 week externship.
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

700 Children's Drive, W510

Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 355-2671
(614) 722-2818
Peter White, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, OSU
Updated: 09/02/11
Columbus, OH
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