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Matthew K

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Biomedical Engineering; Neuroscience; Diabetes Management Solutions; Neuromodulation; Neurotrauma

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.

Explore Potential Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury

For as common as concussions are in the world today, we still don't have a strong methodology to diagnose them when they occur. Here, we can explore some potential biomarkers that may aid future healthcare providers to determine when patients suffer a mild, moderate, or severe brain injury. Students will learn about the science behind neurotrauma, creatively approach the challenges of diagnosis, and learn how to write a scientific research paper on their findings.

Literature Review on Advancements in Diabetes Management

The field of diabetes is rapidly changing; with new technology emerging every year, we are closer to a cure than ever before. Students will dive into scientific literature to understand what challenges face researchers in their attempts to find a cure and how diabetes management solutions have evolved over the last 25 years.

Tapping Unknown Frontiers of Neuromodulation

The potential of neuromodulation is immense; almost beyond our imagination. In this project, students will research the fundamental philosophies of neuromodulation and creatively consider new applications to the technology. Students will then propose a prospective clinical trial to examine the safety and efficacy of this therapy, learning the basics of protocol design, inclusion/exclusion criteria, and so much more surrounding the world of clinical trials.

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