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Undergraduate Students

Jonathan Cobos-SolisJonathan Cobos-Solis

Mentor: Anil Thota
Summer Internship 2019
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Jonathan is currently a junior majoring in biomedical engineering at Florida International University. His fascination with both life and technology led him to the Adaptive Neural Systems lab where he will learn and grow as a biomedical engineer. Jonathan is excited for this opportunity to gain real research experience and to be a part of the lab. He is currently working with fNIRS in hopes of restoring sensation to amputees in the future.

Valentina DargamValentina Dargam

Biomedical Engineering
Fall 2015-Present
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Valentina joined the lab under a joined interdisciplinary team led by a neonatal specialist, a linguists, and two biomedical engineers to explore the benefits if bilingualism in children born prematurely. The team used fNIRS to look at the neural recruitment of executive function in monolingual and bilingual children. She is now conducting her own research to identify if there are differences in how monolinguals, bilinguals and heritage language speakers perform when asked to engage in tasks that require executive functioning. She is exploring whether there are differences in the neural recruitment of executive function across these three groups using fNIRS. She is excited to be joining the Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory and learn more about how the team is engineering solutions to neurological diseases.

Isaac GhobrialIsaac Ghobrial

Biomedical Engineering
Spring 2019-Present
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Isaac Ghobrial is currently a junior at Florida International University's Honors College where he is majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Isaac has always been interested in engineering and creating to forward and aid medical applications. He also helps run the Edge Lab Makerspace on MMC. He as a volunteer with the Adaptive Neural Systems Lab, he strives to learn about the applications of neural integrated mechanisms and aid in manufacturing of prototypes.

Brigette ManoharBrigette Manohar

Biomedical Engineering
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Brigette is currently a junior at Florida International University and is an international student from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. She has always had a strong love for the field of neuroscience and the integration of this field with different forms of technology. Brigette plans to pursue her PHD upon graduating from FIU in 2020.  At the Adaptive Neural Systems Lab , Brigette hopes to gain research experience with the use of different imaging devices such as FNIRS as well as more knowledge on the use of prosthetics.

Heriberto NievesHeriberto Nieves

Biomedical Engineering
Spring 2019-Present
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Heriberto Nieves is currently a junior at Florida International University in the Honors College. He has always had a passion for prosthetic technology and has wanted to learn of ways in which improvements can be made to it. During his time in the Adaptive Neural Systems Lab, he is eager to acquire knowledge of the usage of neural stimulation in prosthetics to provide sensory feedback to amputees. After completing his B.S in Biomedical Engineering, he plans to take the opportunity to further his education through graduate studies.

Sepehr SoroushianiSepehr Soroushiani

Biomedical Engineering
Spring 2019-Present
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Sepehr is currently a senior biomedical engineering student at Florida International University. Sepehr has always been intrigued by neuroscience and robotics and is planning on pursuing his master's degree upon graduating in December 2019. He is currently working on a project that is intended to help patients with compromised respiratory muscle that could be caused by spinal cord injury or other pathological factor, to wean from mechanical ventilator and improve their quality of life. During this research project, Sepehr has gained experience with computational modeling, animal procedures, animal care during chronic studies, and histology.

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