Research

Research for Remainder of Education: Gaining Insights from Biomedical Big Data

Analyzing large-scale data collected from wearable devices, health records, and multi-omics in order to generate predictive models for pre-diabetic status and influenza infection status. This relates to my GCS focus because this work can be utilized to eventually detect various diseases/conditions and prevent their progression before they are much harder to treat/reverse.

Start: Fall 2018

End: Spring 2020

PI: Jessilyn Dunn, PhD., Biomedical Engineering

Summer 2018: Bass Connections Project (Continuation)

Exercise as a Therapy for Cognitive Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Hours: 320 (40 hr/week, 8 weeks total)

Start: May 7th, 2018

End: June 29th, 2018

PI: Christina Williams, PhD., Neuroscience & Psychology

Spring 2018: Bass Connections Project

Exercise as a Therapy for Cognitive Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Project’s goal was to see if exercise can help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in women and how menopause accelerates cognitive decline. Currently, there is no known cure for AD. Although the disease has various genetic origins, it is also heavily impacted by one’s environment and lifestyle. Overall, the experience uncovered my passion for preventative medicine and is the reason why I have decided to dedicate my GCS project to this field.

Hours of research:  225 (15 hr/week, 15 weeks total)

Start: January 15, 2018

End: May 4th, 2018

PI: Christina Williams, PhD., Neuroscience & Psychology