Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Large scale visualization on the Powerwall.
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Daria Anderson

Daria Anderson - Graduate Research Assistant

WEB 3760
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supervisor Dr. Christopher Butson and Dr. Alan "Chuck" Dorval


I completed my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University in 2014 and started my Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of Utah in Fall 2014. I became interested in neuromodulation during my undergrad when I studied Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. Now, I continue to explore my interests in neuromodulation here at the University of Utah by working on novel DBS electrode technology. In my free time, I enjoy creative pursuits such as knitting, sewing, and crafting furniture, in addition to active pursuits such as mountaineering, skiing, and playing competitive disc golf.

Current Responsibilities

Through bioelectric field modeling, I am working to develop an algorithm to automate the programming of DBS electrodes and a novel DBS electrode design. Additionally, by using patient MRI data, I am working towards modeling the volume of tissue activated from DBS stimulation in a patient specific manner.

Research Interests

  • Neuromodulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrode Fabrication