UTSA Alamo CIMA Mentor


Dr. Robert Renthal

Insect Sensory Reception

How is information stored and transferred by social insects? Dr. Renthal's lab has identified candidate signaling molecules in fire ant colonies, and these molecules will be tested for activity in behavioral bioassays.

Requirements

  • Introductory Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
Bacterial Cytoplasmic Protein Complexes

Bacteria contain filaments and microcompartments that are necessary for growth and activity. Dr. Renthal's lab has developed a new high-resolution method, LRET, for measuring molecular-scale distances in living bacterial cells. LRET will be used to study assembly and disassembly of filaments and microcompartments.

Requirements

  • Introductory Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
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