I am currently a senior majoring in biomedical engineering. As an undergraduate, I hope to gain a variety of research skills to maximize my potential in applying to graduate school. My focus area in the lab is 3D printing and design, a tool utilized by most members of the lab for the development of the most effective optical mapping accessories. Brianna and I designed and assembled a fully-3D printable optical mapping system for tandem-lens optical mapping studies of whole Langendorff-perfused mouse hearts and human heart slices. The system bypasses the cost of industrial grade equipment and can easily be modified for various protocols. I also designed a multichannel, low-power syringe pump that provides medium circulation for a high-throughput pre-clinical drug testing system that John Qiao is working on. I currently assist Dr. Sharon George in the DOX project by recording mouse ECGs, developing code to analyze EKG data, and collecting and culturing slices of human tissue for optical mapping experiments. To expand my skillset, I plan to learn how to conduct optical mapping studies, cannulate mouse hearts, and use an echo machine.