Laboratory Learning Program 2022 - Biophysics: Experiment and Computational Modeling (PHY-01)

Research Opportunity Number: PHY-01

Project Title:  Biophysics: Experiment and Computational Modeling

Project Summary:  Every year, my lab hosts a few students who would like to explore the intersection of physics and the life sciences. Past projects have included developing of a light-sheet capillary microscope, using deep-learning AI algorithms to recognize zebrafish, agent based modeling of collective behavior in proteins, exploring electrophoretic control of cell motion, building a raspberry pi based hyperspectral imager, and exploring droplet flow in a microchannel. Students may suggest their own project or work on one of the ongoing projects in my lab. Coding and computer experience is very helpful but not required.

Student Roles and Responsibilities: Students will do coding primarily in Matlab or Python with some potential for virtual projects pending university policy. Projects require some independent effort and are meant to introduce research techniques and life as a researcher; Weekly reviews/lab meeting/discussions; Work respectfully and responsibly with other students as per department Code of Conduct

Additional Considerations:  Start and end dates are flexible, but the student should be available essentially full-time (at least 35 hours/week) for a minimum of 7 weeks. Previous programming experience required and willingness to learn new software; regular attendance in lab expected throughout summer but hours/days somewhat flexible.

Department/Institute:  Physics

Faculty Sponsor:   Jason L. Puchalla

Participation Dates: June 1 -August 1, 2022

Stipend Offered:  $0

Number of Internships Available: 0-4

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022, midnight eastern daylight time