As part of my application process for undergraduates, besides asking for grades, I ask to know why the student is interested in research because in my lab, they’ll spend between 15-20 hours a week — sometimes more — doing research.
Dr. Ai-Sun (Kelly) Tseng is an Assistant Professor in the School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The regulation of animal size and shape is a longstanding and fundamental question in Biology. Although animals such as planaria and salamanders can fully regenerate their body parts after injury, humans lack this amazing ability. The Tseng lab is especially interested in studying how an animal senses physiologically that it has injured or lost body organs and how it responds to repair the damage.