Laboratory Learning Program 2023 - 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, soft robotics, 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: Regular in-person attendance in lab; collaborate with lab members on projects; regular maintenance of online lab notebook; final poster 

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. 

Department/Institute:  Physics

Faculty Sponsor:   Jason L. Puchalla

Participation Dates: June 15 -August 15, 2023

Stipend Offered:  $0

Number of Internships Available: 0-4

Application Deadline: March 15, 2023, midnight eastern daylight time