The primary research project component is typically divided into qualitative and quantitative research with each having a different function as follows:
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My research examines the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying temporal and spatial mRNA regulation using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. My lab is currently focusing on two mechanistically related problems. My primary research project explores functions for neuronal RNPs ("neuronal granules") and miRNAs in the regulation of local mRNA translation and synaptic plasticity. Together, components of these particles determine whether synapse-localized mRNAs are transported to a specific location (e.g. the synapse), locally translated, or targeted for storage and/or degradation. I am particularly interested in the development of fluorescent reporters to study these processes in real-time within living neurons. My secondary research project investigates functions for local, co-translational, mRNA decay in the regulation of plasticity processes. Techniques used in my lab include confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), immunohistochemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular genetics.
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The primary research project of the Cooperative Congregations Studies Partnership (CCSP) is Faith Communities Today (FACT), a series of national surveys of U.S. congregations. This research is unique in many ways. Not only do the reports show the similarities and differences of congregational life among the faith traditions, but they also provide insightful trend line data reflecting the changing landscape of congregational life in the United States.
What is Primary Research and How do I get Started