UROP Project

Physiological analysis of vomeronasal signaling mechanisms in mice

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
1106
Category:
Keine eindeutige Zuordnung
Field:
Biology
Faculty:
1
Organisation unit:
Biology 2
Language Skills:
English

The mouse vomeronasal organ is part of the accessory olfactory system. It is the detection site for semiochemical cues, e. g. pheromones. In the vomeronasal organ, these stimuli are transduced into single cell responses. Stimulated, it evokes various behaviors like aggression, mate choice or maternal care. The project concerns physiological analysis of neuronal cells in the mouse vomeronasal organ using optical imaging techniques, for example fluorescent microscopy.

Task

The student will learn to carry out a preparation of the mouse vomeronasal organ for slicing. Furthermore he/she will learn to prepare solutions that are requiered for his/her experiment. He/she will be taught to acquire their own in vitro data using microscopy techniques.

Requirements

Biological background, basic lab experience