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.

Andrew Nelson - Undergraduate Research Assistant

CIBC Lab,4th Floor
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advisor Dr. Rob MacLeod

Background

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.

Current Responsibilities

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.

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Neuro Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Hepatology
  • Orthopedics and Prosthetics
  • Audiology
  • Ophthalmology