Open Undergraduate Research Positions: Individual Cerebral Hemodynamics and Oxygenation Relationship (ICHOR)

By August 22, 2019 Research

There are open undergraduate research positions studying Individual Cerebral Hemodynamics and Oxygenation Relationships (ICHOR)!

Students will analyze MRI images that provide information about the metabolism of the brain. The objective of this project is to make the acquisition of specific measurements a routine process. This project is designed for several undergraduate researchers. Each undergraduate researcher will select one of the three primary biomarkers (cerebral venous oxygenation, total cerebral blood flow, total brain volume) and will be jointly responsible with their peers for work on the fourth biomarker: cerebral metabolism.

Objectives for each researcher:

At the end of the project each researcher will have working knowledge of the measurement they select (MRI principle, current data processing) and a related disease.

Interested students should submit the following materials to Professor Matthew Borzage at

  • A letter of recommendation from one USC professor.
  • PDF copy of their resume.
  • A cover letter explaining:
    A) their interest in the project
    B) their planned time commitments during the Fall & Spring terms
    C) their ability dedicate the expected time to the project (5 hours at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 5 hours offsite)
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