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Daria Anderson

Daria Anderson - Graduate Research Assistant

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

Background

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