The Bowdish lab has two positions for six week course students (e.g. Biochem 3A03/Health Science 3H03 or other disciplines). These positions are designed for students who are considering a 4th year thesis project but want to have the advantage of full time immersion in the lab during the summer. We have two projects available, one on the role of monocytes/macrophages in host defence against Streptococcus pneumoniae and the other on the discovery of novel signalling motifs in the macrophage scavenger receptors. Students will be required to write a 1 page outline of their research goals at the beginning of their project, to meet daily with their bench supervisor and bi-weekly with Dr. Bowdish and to write a 4-5 page report on their research project in a journal format and will be graded on these written reports in addition to their progress at the bench. Students are strongly encouraged to have WHMIS, Fire Safety and BSL2 safety training prior to commencing their project. If you are interested, please see our FAQ page for requirements and if you are qualified, please contact Dr. Bowdish directly.