Sara Siddiqi is an I-CUREUS participant in the Health Science program, assisting Professor Salmaso’s “Examining the Effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 on Perineuronal Nets” project. This involves investigating how PNNs are altered in both the cortex and hippocampus of FGF2KO and wildtype (WT) mice treated with a FGF2 injection. Of her experience working in I-CUREUS, she says:
I-CUREUS has been an enriching learning experience! I have learned many different lab skills, worked with lots of people and had the opportunity to work on a really cool project. It was also an opportunity to apply some of the techniques that I have learned the theory about in my classes and this made the concepts easier to understand. Therefore, I-CUREUS has given me lab skills and helped me in my classes.