Project Title: Preserving Future Generations of Veterans
BASIS Advisor: Jeff Loomis
Internship Location: Uniformed Service, University of Health and Sciences
Onsite Mentor: Dr. Kevin Chung
Hundreds, if not thousands, of battlefield casualties happen on a daily basis from US soldiers alone. With soldiers deployed in hostile countries all over the world, conflict and violence are inevitable. As more Americans are impacted, we are beginning to see the adverse effects of participating in modern warfare on veterans’ health. This study is intended to evaluate the root cause of many veterans’ illnesses by using injuries as a starting point, as well as explore different recovery methods to optimize long term health. The research will be achieved using comprehensive animal testing and research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. More specifically, experiments on cell culture, qPCR, regular PCR, and Western Blot analysis will be conducted in various labs within the Department of Medicine.
Hi all, Welcome to the first week of my blog! This week has consisted mainly of getting up to speed with the specifics of my project, as well as some safety training before I go into the lab next week. Over the past couple of days, I have brushed up on lab safety techniques and […]
Hi everyone, welcome to my first blog post! My name is Nathan and I’m a senior BASIS Independent McLean. As I mentioned in my abstract, the goal of my project is to experiment different treatments for wounded soldiers. Too often, the “wounded” stat when looking at battlefield casualties is overshadowed by the number of fatalities. […]