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12 from Hopkins BME receive Provost Undergraduate Research Awards

May 3, 2024

A total of 12 undergraduate students studying biomedical engineering received the Provost Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) to assist with independent research, scholarly and creative projects over the summer.

This year’s recipients from BME include:

Ryan Chou – Automated Intraoperative Skill Assessment for Septoplasty Using Instrument Motion

Claire Chung – Effect of Small Molecule Cocktail on the Functional and Genetic Profile of iPSC-derived Blood-Brain Barrier Models


Lucas Galeano Fretes – Multiwavelength, motion-stabilized laser speckle SFDI for chromophore quantification during laparoscopy

Gloria Kalnitskaya – Designing and Validating a Non-Biohazardous Compact Ultrasound-Compatible Prostate Phantom for Training of Transperineal Biopsy Techniques

Iris Zheng – Structural and biochemical analysis of anti-CRISPR protein AcrIIA26 for CRISPR-Cas9 inhibition

Susan Kim – Optical Mapping Co-culture Cellular Models of TBX18-Induced Spheroids with Non-Transduced Neonatal Rat Ventricular Myocytes (NRVMs)

Sean Li – Investigating Kinase Inhibitor Candidates Using Hit Verification and Gene Knockout for Glaucoma Therapies

Neeti Prasad – The effect of drugs GW2580, curcumin, and piperine crystal composition and size on macrophage response

Shreya Palakurthi – A Single Cell Exploration of the Pre-Core/Core Region of the Hepatitis B Virus Genome

Jiwoo Noh – Predicting Personalized Atrial Electrophysiology Using Deep Learning

Alana Yee – Determination of factors correlated with successful PVI catheter ablation using patient-specific electrophysiological simulations from pre- and post-ablation LGE-MRI

Lance Xu – Decoding Acentrosomal Mitosis: Uncovering Synthetic Lethal Gene Pairs for Therapeutic Strategies in HeLa Cells

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