Congratulations to Hassan El-Batal on his successful Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) grant application! Here’s a summary of his project:
My name is Hassan El-Batal, I am a junior in the Bioengineering program and am currently doing research for the Magin lab. I was recently awarded a 2018-2019 UROP mini grant, funded through the Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), for my participation in the multiple particle tracking (MPT) research collaboration with Dr. Christopher Evans. My responsibility in the project is to program a user-friendly graphical interface purposed for MPT. This investigation and software design may help overcome limitations of studying mucociliary clearance (MCC) defects in preclinical animal models and answer questions about MCC dysfunction in pulmonary diseases.
As part of the award I look forward to presenting our findings at the Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS) on Friday, April 26, 2019. I’m delighted to participate in the sessions offered by the program. These sessions will be a great way to network with other research students, in addition to covering topics like abstract writing, poster making, and presentation skills, particularly in preparation for RaCAS. I am sincerely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to the evolution of the project and divulging our findings at the conference.