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.
Rufus Tolbert

Rufus Tolbert - Undergraduate Research Assistant

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supervisor Dr. Benjamin Ellis


I am a junior student in the University of Utah's Bioengineering degree. I intend to go directly into industry after graduation. While in MRL, I also intern with a company called Ripple LLC.

Current Responsibilities

In MRL I am currently on a team working on creating Finite Element (FE) models of the lumbar spine. After models are created, we test for Range of Motion (ROM) through FEBio, which is created and upkept by co-workers. We are also looking into the effect of laminectomies on the ROM of the models.

Research Interests

My research interest consists of prosthetic devices that interact with the nervous system. I am also very interested in FE Models and how they can be used to develop and test potential prosthetic devices.