All bioengineering undergraduate students have the opportunity to work with talented faculty in a research setting at Mason.
Available Research Projects
The following lab research projects are available for Bioengineering Undergraduates for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 terms.
If you are interested, please click the faculty name and email them explaining why you are interested, and what time you have available for the project and also include your CV and transcript.
You can also read about our research areas at https://bioengineering.gmu.edu/research
Faculty Member: Caroline Hoemann
Lab Location: Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies (IABR) SciTech Campus
Project 1: Ultrasound imaging of arthritic changes at the cartilage-bone interface
- Skills needed: Matlab, basic web lab skills, curiosity, can travel to SciTech 12 hours per week, summer 2023.
Project 2: Immune cell responses to acute wounding
- Skills needed: Basic wet lab skills, curiosity, can travel to SciTech 12 hours per week, summer 2023.
Faculty Member: Holger Dannenberg
Lab location: Krasnow, Fairfax Campus
This project uses single neuron recordings in live freely behaving mice to investigate neural correlates of spatial memory. Contributing to this project will require working with mice, including handling of mice and performing behavioral experiments. An interest in electrophysiology is advantageous.
This project uses deep learning algorithms used in computer vision to track mouse movements and behavior using video recordings of mice. The goal is a 3-D reconstruction of live freely behaving mice while they perform spatial memory tasks. Work on this project, for the most part, is computational but can also be combined with animal work. An interest in coding with Python is advantageous.
Faculty Member: Siddhartha Sikdar
Lab Location: Biomedical Imaging Laboratory, Peterson Hall, Fairfax.
Project 1: Biomarkers for myofascial pain
- Skills needed: Matlab, data analysis, strong motivation, and intellectual curiosity, excellent communication, people skills, and organization skills, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.