August 2012 – Current
Undergraduate Researcher, MARC Fellow
Wilkinson Neurophysiology Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, SJSU (San José, CA)
Project: Characterization of mechanical properties of muscle
Principal Investigator: Katherine A. Wilkinson, PhD
Lab investigates the neural response to stretch in a mouse model, and potential relationship between muscle inflammation, sex, and firing frequency. Individual work focuses on quantifying mechanical properties of the hind leg muscle in experimental and control groups. This research aims to address gaps in scientific knowledge of how muscular disease manifestation may vary across sexes.