Bioengineering Undergraduate Research Assistant

Faculty Name:
Derek Dosdall

Department:
Bioengineering

Faculty College:
Engineering

Email:
Derek.Dosdall@utah.edu


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.