Undergraduate Research Opportunities

“I chose bioengineering because I wanted to invest my time and effort in doing something that will eventually improve people's lives.”

— Luz Vargas Restrepo, bioengineering graduate student

All bioengineering undergraduate students have the opportunity to work with talented faculty in a research setting at Mason.

Available Research Projects

The following lab research projects are available for Bioengineering Undergraduates for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 terms.

If you are interested, please click the faculty name and email them explaining why you are interested, and what time you have available for the project and also include your CV and transcript.

You can also read about our research areas at https://bioengineering.gmu.edu/research

Biomaterials and Nanomedicine

Faculty Member:  Caroline Hoemann

Lab Location: Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies (IABR) SciTech Campus

Not paid

Project 1:  Ultrasound imaging of arthritic changes at the cartilage-bone interface

  • Skills needed: Matlab, basic web lab skills, curiosity, can travel to SciTech 12 hours per week, fall 2022 and spring 2023. 

Project 2:  Immune cell responses to acute wounding

  • Skills needed: Basic wet lab skills, curiosity, can travel to SciTech 12 hours per week, fall 2022 and spring 2023.

Neural Engineering

Imaging and Devices

Faculty Member:  Siddhartha Sikdar

Lab Location: Biomedical Imaging Laboratory, Peterson Hall, Fairfax.

Not paid

Project 1:  Biomarkers for myofascial pain

  • Skills needed: Matlab, data analysis, strong motivation, and intellectual curiosity, excellent communication, people skills, and organization skills, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. 

 

Bioengineering students Luz Vargas Restrepo and Meena Alzamani pose with Juan Cebral, bioengineering professor.

Bioengineering students Luz Vargas Restrepo (middle) and Meena Alzamani pose with Juan Cebral, bioengineering professor. They were on campus to discuss bioengineering projects and ongoing research during Engineers Week.