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Brenda Y

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


drug delivery, nanotechnology, event planning, graduate school readiness

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

In-House Gait Analysis System

Tracking the movement of rodents is a valuable tool for small animal research. Gait analysis helps determine motor deficiencies that can be caused by pain or medication side effects. Many systems are quite expensive and can range from $60k - $150k+. Creating an in-house system that can track the movement of paws across a platform can be a cost-effective solution to measuring gait. The project will involve capturing motion with a GoPro camera. Using a coding software, such as Python or Matlab, we can take these captured videos and analyze each frame. The frame-by-frame analysis code will become extremely valuable in determining the gait of rodents across a catwalk platform.

Coding skills

python, Matlab

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