Andrew Nelson - Undergraduate Research Assistant
CIBC Lab,4th Floor
For the first two years of my undergraduate program, I studied electrical engineering at Weber State University, and completed much of my pre-med coursework. I have searched for (and tried to take advantage of) opportunities that will help me become a competitive applicant to MD PhD programs worldwide. I was introduced to the SCI Institute through Janet Bassett, program manager for the U of U's MD PhD program, who introduced me to Dr. MacLeod and the CEG Group. Over the last year, I've been privileged to spend time with researchers and students at CEG, and they have helped to mentor me through my transfer to the U of U, where I will begin to study Biomedical Engineering in earnest.
I am currently working with the CEG Group to help discover and explore novel ways of identifying and localizing ischemic tissue within the myocardium. I use SCIRun and MATLAB to analyze experimental data sets, and look for trends that can inform further research, and possibly reduce error in clinical diagnosis. I will also assist with experimental procedures and the day-to-day processing of new experimental data.