Mentoring aspiring scientists is one of our top academic priorities. Responsibilities and time commitments vary from one lab to another but are based on the qualifications of our student volunteers. USF undergraduates who are interested in a Lab Internship at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute are encouraged to apply directly with the on-campus Office for UndergraduateResearch.
If you have prior research experience, you may also send a letter of inquiry (with CV attached) to the PI who best matches your interests. Please be aware that we receive hundreds of inquiries per year and cannot guarantee a personal response to each one.
Periodically, volunteer opportunities outside of academia do occur. Those positions are posted on the home page.
The following is a list of all areas of focus that our laboratories explore along with last names of faculty investigators currently engaged in that research.
|Area of Focus||Faculty Engaged in Research|
|Aging||Bickford, Kang, Bhat|
|Amyloid toxicity||Kang, Liu, Bhat, Uversky, Tan|
|Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)||Selenica, Kang, Liu, Woo, Uversky|
|Cell death mechanisms||Liu, Kang, Bhat, Blair|
|Circadian Rhythm||Gulick, Gamsby|
|Cytoskeleton||Blair, Kang, Woo|
|Drug discovery||Blair, Kang, Bhat, Nash, Jinwal, Cao, Weeber, Chen, Uversky, Tan|
|Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)||Kang, Blair, Woo, Selenica, Uversky|
|Mitochondrial dysfunction||Liu, Lee, Kang, Bickford|
|Neurogenesis||Bhat, Kang, Tan, Bickford|
|Neuroinflammation||Lee, Nash, Cao, Selenica, Kang, Blair, Tan|
|Oxidative stress||Kang, Liu, Lee, Bhat, Uversky|
|Parkinson’s disease (PD)||Nash, Lee, Kang, Uversky, Tan, Bickford|
|Protein misfolding & chaperones||Blair, Kang, Lee, Woo, Selenica, Cao, Uversky, Bickford|
|Structure-based drug design||Chen, Kang|
|Synaptic plasticity||Weeber, Blair, Kang, Woo, Lee, Nash|
|Synucleinopathy||Uversky, Kang, Nash, Bickford, Tan|
Blair, Kang, Lee, Nash, Selenica, Jinwal, Uversky,