The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

In 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.
The 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.
We have our own library and access to OSUs electronic library resources, graduate student programs and extensive postdoctoral fellowship training resources.
To 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.
The 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.
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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 [dot] white [at] nationwidechildrens [dot] org
Peter White, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, OSU
Updated: 09/02/11