Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Gaik Mkrtchian

Effects of Diabetes and Weight Loss on Bone Development.

My lab’s research focus is the characterization of bone quality in disease states affecting the skeleton using high-resolution imaging techniques. I will personally be contributing to the study NIH-funded study of the impact of weight loss on skeletal structure and strength by analyzing HR-pQCT data. I will be responsible for segmenting and analyzing the CT scans that have been obtained over the past years. This musculoskeletal research will open a new window for researchers and allow clinicians to understand and treat their patients better.

Message To Sponsor

I am very thankful for the summer stipend. The stipend will allow me to stay at my current apartment and continue on with my research. Thank you!
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Mentor: Dr. Kazakia
Sponsor: Leadership Fund
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