Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Electric field study of biological systems"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Spring 2015 - DURI
Research area(s):
Biomedical engineering
Project Description:
Electroporation is a technique that involves the application of electrical pulses of high intensity and short duration to enhance the uptake of normally impermeable drugs and genes for cancer across the plasma membrane. The electric field intensity and distribution is a critical factor to achieve the delivery of the chemo drugs/genes. In this project, it is proposed to study the electrical modeling/simulation of various organs, such as pancreas, with respect to their application in cancer therapy, using electroporation, at various pulse and needle configurations.
Expected Student Contributions:
To learn and do the simulation of various biological systems, including organs, such as pancreas and other, and report results to the team.
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Desired Qualifications:
3.5 and above Junir/senior capable of working independently, desire, interest and willing to learn the software and study the electric field distribution of various organs, including pancreas
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?

Professor in Charge

Sundararajan, Rajeswari
school of engineering technology

Student Supervisor

Rajeswari Sundararajan

Cooperating Faculty

Ignacio Camarillo
Biological Sciences