Try asking individual professors if they would be willing to take you on
outside the program; the worst they can say is no. Don't be afraid to
volunteer your time if they say they have no money to pay a student
assistent. Be persistent without being pushy or demanding; even if they
have nothing currently they might remember you later.
>>So if a new protein did create a product
>>that was toxic to the cell (just as long as it was not immediately
>>a new protein or system would be developed to handle it (this kind of
>>is seen all the time in laboratory experiments and is well documented).
>I would be interested in seeing some papers on this.
I have no references handly, but you can do a literature search using an
online database like MedLine.
Kevin L. O'Brien