11 BME Undergraduates Present Honors Theses

May 5, 2023
Celinda Kofron
Thesis Defenses

Eleven  undergraduate students presented their thesis work on Friday, May 5th and will graduate with honors this spring.

Alexander Alexandrov (Advisor: Joseph Crisco)
Assessing Shoulder Proprioception in Three Dimensions

Akshit Chhabra (Advisor: Arto Nurmikko)
Design and Testing of An Electrophysiological Phantom Model for Transcranial EEG

Mallory Ehlers (Advisor: David Borton)
Determining Brainwave Frequencies Associated with Symptoms of Obsessive-compulsive Disorder for Detection of a Candidate Neural Biomarker

Nipun Jayatissa (Advisor: George Karniadakis)
Physical Characterization of Red Blood Cells Passage Through the Spleen in Diabetics

Daniel McDermott (Advisor: Joseph Crisco)
Design of An Instrumented Trapezium to Collect In Vivo Load Data Across the Trapeziometacarpal Joint 

Aditi Patel (Advisor: Anita Shukla)
Elucidating the Interactions Between Gelatin Nanoparticles and the Matrix of Bacterial Biofilms

Stephen Pyon (Advisor: Kareen Coulombe)
Engineering a Dynamic Roller Bottle Bioreactor to Improve hiPSC-CM Yield

Emma Rothkopf (Advisor: Anubhav Tripathi)
Detection of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) from Human Dried Blood Spots Using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Jonah Schwam (Advisor: Qian Chen)
Investigating the Role of miRNA-365 and LINE-1 Derepression in Mesenchymal Stem Cell Senescence and Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis

Adam Spooner (Advisor: Anubhav Tripathi)
Detection and Quantification of Cortisol in Cerumen: Assessing an Alternative Diagnostic Matrix

Ruth Sullivan (Advisor: Vikas Srivastava)
Experimental Validation of FEA Trained Neural Network for Characterization of Soft Tissue Anomalies