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The NIBIB-sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. The 10-week program, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lutz, BESIP Program Director, allows rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD.

    Automation of radioactive cell labeling using microfluidic acoustophoresis


    Intern Name: Emma Stevenson

    Design and build an improved time-of-flight PET photodetector device

    Use of MRI for Quantitative Imaging and Tissue Sciences


    BETA Intern Name: Yem Nguimbous

    Augmented Reality Interactive Enhancements for Scientific Data Visualization and Manipulation

    Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Exoskeleton-Mediated Gait Training in Children


    Intern Name: Elizabeth Barski

    Use of the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and mathematical modeling to understand the mechanobiology of cells and tissue


    Intern Name: Adia Drayton

    BETA Intern Name: Ike Keku

    Evaluating brain activity during functional tasks using noninvasive neuroimaging in healthy individuals and individuals with cerebral palsy

    Biofabrication of engineered 3D tissues for disease modeling and drug discovery


    Intern Name: Nolan Murphy-Genao

    The molecular and cellular effects of Therapeutic and Focused Ultrasound on tissue microenvironment


    Intern Name: Rohey Colley

    Self-Collection Homebased Biosensor for Monitoring and Tracking Suspected COVID-19 Patients


    Intern Name: Varun Gunda

    Optimization of Prolonged Normothermic Ex Vivo Animation of Human Tumor-bearing Liver Segments


    BETA Intern Name: Joseph Editone III

    Atomic Force Microscopy and Structure of Plasmodium falciparum Circumsporozoite Protein and Lipid Rafts


    Intern Name: Olivia Ernst

    Application of Artificial Intelligence Methods to Predict Subcellular Locations of Proteins


    Intern Name: Ryan Hsu

    Ultrafast laser microscopy to study proteins and DNA. Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging: Approaches and Applications


    Intern Name: Adam Zuchowski

    Genetic Engineering of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells with CRISPR-Cas9: The Role of Innate Immunity

    Characterizing Spontaneous Movements During Early Development of Mice

    Uncertainty characterization and propagation for emerging Nuclear Medicine targeted therapy

    Programming and advanced data analytic techniques in magnetoencephalography imaging

    Magnetic Resonance Angiography to Assess Sickle Cell Disease Mediated Carotid and Cerebral Artery Damage


    BETA Intern Name: Kingsley Garrett

    BETA Intern Name: Jarrod Burns

    Microfabricated PDMS Vessel Mimetics for Cancer Cell Culture


    Intern Name: Aasim Hawa

    Role of innate immunity in medical device implantation and regenerative therapeutics


    Intern Name: Paige Rudy

    Deciphering the chemo-mechanical properties of myosin-6 using scattering and fluorescence single molecule techniques

    Video Monitoring System for Automated Detection of Pain- and Itch- Related Behaviors in Mice

    Deep learning to analyze anasarca in patients with major organ failure or cancer

    Project #1 – Identifying Bone Metastasis in CT scans

    Project #2 -  Quantification of Renal Structural Findings on CT/MRI

    Imaging Biomarkers for Diabetes Medications

    Measure the viscoelastic properties of zerbafish brain using frequency optical tweezers to understand how the micro -mechanical properties of tissue affect metastatic tumor outgrowth

    Cancer Studies Using a Novel 3D Printed Zebrafish Intubation Chamber for Longitudinal Imaging

    Targeting Eph Tyrosine Kinase Receptors in Colorectal Cancer


    Intern Name: Kevin Gery

    Study of the contribution of endothelial cells to adult hematopoiesis


    BETA Intern Name: Madeline Giner

    Development of biomedical optics technologies that non-invasively characterize tissue hemodynamics and translate them to a point-of-care setting


    Intern Name: Emily Yu

    Developing an improved transurethral resection (TUR) device for bladder tumors


    Intern Name: Emily Herbert

    Characterization of immunotherapy-loaded drug-eluting microspheres and gels for transarterial embolization of liver tumors


    Intern Name: Mahid Qureshi

    Applying artificial intelligence in medical imaging

    Engineering approaches involving computational and signal to develop insights into the neural code of the human brain


    Intern Name: William Noll