We approach neuroscience through the lens of engineering to develop neural interfaces to restore some combination of sensory feedback and motor control in individuals with limb-loss or paralysis.
Various projects and background information can be found on the Center for Neural Interfaces lab website: https://cni.bioen.utah.edu/prospective-members/
Prospective students can also propose their own projects as long as they are within the scope of the lab: https://cni.bioen.utah.edu/projects/
Volunteer; This is a paid research position; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Roles/tasks are dependent on the project. To join a project, follow the info on the lab website. Anyone can apply; students from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged.
Students gain experience in programming, circuit boards, 3D printing, experimental design, patient care, neuroscience and rehabilitation. Paid positions are often available.
Students typically start by exploring a few project informally, then they select one project to complete over 1 or 2 semesters working ~10 hours/week.
Preferred background and requirements are dependent on the project. There are projects available to new students with no experience. See lab website for more info.