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.
Volunteer; Earn independent study credit; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis
Student will be responsible for testing, characterizing, and improving cardiac perfustion system for experiments. Write SOPs (standard operating procedures) for system.
Exposure to bioengineering research, signal acquisition, and cardiac research. Student will gain insight into research conducted in graduate school.
1 semester, 5 - 10 hours per week
Working knowledge of basic engineering principles, BIOEN 3202 (physiology for engineers) a plus. Comfortable around animal research.