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Development of tissue-mimicking phantoms for validation of technology for bladder cancer

Primary Investigators:
Audrey Bowden
 
Brief Description of Project:
Bladder cancer is one of the most costly forms of cancer. We are developing technology to detect cancer at early stages. Validation of our technology is often done using tissue-mimicking phantoms that have similar properties to human tissue. We are developing a novel phantom that mimics the birefringence properties of bladder cancer.

Desired Qualifications:
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics background
 
Nature of Supervision:
Student will work directly with a graduate student in the lab and participate in regular meetings of the lab in small and large groups, as well as with the PI as needed.
 
A Brief Research Plan (period is for 10 weeks):
Electric field experiments (Week 3-7)
 
Number of Open Slots: 1
 
Contact Information:
Name: Audrey Bowden
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Email: a.bowden@vanderbilt.edu