RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES FROM RURAL AND TRIBAL COLLEGES
Investigator: Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Location: Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of North Dakota
Project Title: Effect of peripheral immune responses on the brain function and behavior
Description: Our research focuses on the interaction between the immune and the nervous systems. Using a mouse model of cow's milk allergy, we investigate how the body's hypersensitivity responses to a food allergen alter the brain physiology. REU students will learn basic immunology, intestinal and brain anatomy and histology, and various histochemical and/or molecular biological techniques for the analyses of experimental mouse tissues.