A searchable database, UR-Linked allows aspiring undergraduate researchers, scholars, and artists to connect with faculty mentors across campus. UR-Linked includes faculty profiles as well as more specific information about their research projects and artistic endeavors.

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Shizhen Wang PROF, AST

    Research Description
    Ion channels, membrane transporters and receptors constitute more than 50% of current drug targets. Using cutting-edge single-molecule imaging and other multidisciplinary approaches, my laboratory aims to visualize structural and functional dynamics, as well as spatial and temporal distributions of these important proteins in their native environments. Our goal is to provide molecular insights into their fundamental function and regulatory mechanism, and ultimately, to develop novel therapeutic approaches for the associated diseases. My lab has state-of-art single molecule imaging facility and a multicultural environment to foster your creativity, value your hard work, curiosity, passion, and launch your own career.

    Afflicated Department(s)

    Cell Biology & Biophysics  

    Faculty-related Tags
    Biochemistry  Biophysics  Membrane  Microscope  Protein  Single molecule imaging  

Now that UR-Linked has helped you to identify a faculty member whose interests align with your interests, be sure to review the essential steps in contacting a potential faculty mentor.

The Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Jane Greer., can provide you with further guidance about finding and connecting with faculty mentors at UMKC.

Once you have reviewed the essential steps to prepare for connecting with a potential faculty mentor, you can use the "Contact Details" for this project to connect with the faculty member and to begin a conversation about how you might work with that him or her.