MSE Master of Science in Engineering
Gene Delivery Applications
As we enter a new era of technology, there are some major shifts occuring in the space of clinical medicine and biotechnology. The biggest one we currently see is the shift to more personalized medicine. This is a field of engineering, biology and clinical medicine that focuses on ways to leverage existing technologies for personalized therapies. The most prominent example of this is the use of CRISPR to cure and deliver therapies to certain patients. Our project would entail a large data analysis of the epidemeology of genetic diseases, the cost they pose to patients, their families and the US government and a proposal for ways genetically engineering therapies could pose as solutions. I would like to see a student use existing software to design specific genetically engineering systems that could be tested in a labratory setting.
Attacking the Heat Attack
I'd like to project pursued where a student pulls data from all the major health systems in the country to look at risk factors for myocardial infarctions (heart attacks). A proposal could then be made to made to tackle these risk factors such as hypertension to predict how it will reduce the number of myocardial infarctions.