13 Students Presented Master's Theses in April 2023

April 28, 2023
Celinda Kofron
Thesis Defenses

Thirteen students presented their master’s thesis work in Biomedical Engineering this semester.

Francesca Abulencia (Advisor: Vikas Srivastava)
A Method for Detection and Characterization of Breast Tumors using Ultrasound with CNN

Madison Altieri (Advisor: Joseph Crisco)
The Feasibility of the Porcine Carpus as a Preclinical Biomechanical Animal Model of the Human Wrist for the Advancement of Novel Therapeutics

Lily Del Valle (Advisor: David Borton)
Exploring the Effects of Baclofen on Electrically Evoked Compound Action Potentials in the Ovine Spinal Cord

Aditya Kamath (Advisor: Zhicheng Jiao)
Kidney Image Segmentation Using U-Net Architecture

Zakhar Lyakhovych (Advisor: Edith Mathiowitz)
Developing Biologically Relevant Artificial Substrates for Bioadhesive Testing

Alejandro Marzoratti (Advisor: Ian Wong)
Collective and Individual Invasion of Multicellular Spheroids in 3D Matrix

Apoorva Nagaraj Rao (Advisor: Edith Mathiowitz)
The Effects of Curcumin on PCL Mesophase Formations

Olivia Ott (Advisor: Anubhav Tripathi)
A Bioengineering Approach to Develop New Technologies for Genomics-Based Healthcare

Sawyer Remillard (Advisor: Roberto Zenit)
Experimental Quantification of Hemolysis Through the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Module

Yamini Singh (Advisors: Kareen Coulombe & Anita Shukla)
Optimization of Hydrogels for Core-Shell 3D Bioprinting of Patterned Vessels for Vascularization of Engineered Cardiac Tissues

Jillian Strandberg (Advisor: Wafik El-Deiry)
Short-term Innate Immune TRAIL Pathway Agonists Rescue Lethal Radiation Induced Lung Injury

Victoria Vafaee '20 (Advisor: David Borton)
Ceria Nanoparticles: Modeling Diffusion and Biotransport in Neural Tissue

Daniel Zhu (Advisor: Jill Kreiling)
The Expression of Calm1, Calm3, adcy1, and Camk2n1 in Astrocytes May Change with Aging in Male Mice