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Katherine Anne

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Expertise
Orthopedic Devices, Tissue Engineering, Morphogenics, Biomechanics, Mechanobiology, Finite Element Analysis, Medical History
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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.

How Biology Became Itself

The history of biology is fraught with scandal, infighting, and big personalities. In this project you will examine how spheres of influence shape what we know, and how it is shared by analyzing the transition between natural history and biology. In this project you will learn about the center-periphery model for the generation of scientific knowledge and various scientific societies shaped our ideas of what species are and how they change over time and explore who gains and who loses out through the structure of scientific research.

Design Your Device

Go through the engineering design process to identify a need and work to generate a potential solution. Learn in an applied way the steps a medical device must go through before it comes to market, and work to develop an idea that you think might be currently unmet.

Building Bodies

Tissue engineering is a huge topic of interest in the field of biomedical engineering, but so far we have not been able to transfer the technology from lab to clinic. In this project you will select a tissue of interest, examine the relevant tissue engineering literature, and try to identify what next steps might be in developing better tissue constructs and look to the morphogenesis of the tissue for possible avenues of advancement.

Coding skills

MatLab, ImageJ, Slicer3D