Bioengineering Undergraduate Research Assistant

Faculty Name:
Derek Dosdall


Faculty College:


Project Description:

Assembly and testing of a cardiac perfusion system to be used in animal research projects. Student will improve techniques for maintaining constant temperature, pH, and pressure during experiments. This system will be used by graduate students and postdocs to conduct cardiac electrophysiology experiments.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Earn independent study credit; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis

Student Role:

Student will be responsible for testing, characterizing, and improving cardiac perfustion system for experiments. Write SOPs (standard operating procedures) for system.

Student Benefits:

Exposure to bioengineering research, signal acquisition, and cardiac research. Student will gain insight into research conducted in graduate school.

Project Duration:

1 semester, 5 - 10 hours per week

Minimum Requirements:

Working knowledge of basic engineering principles, BIOEN 3202 (physiology for engineers) a plus. Comfortable around animal research.