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Neuron Nacency: Exercise Offers New Beginnings

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In response to exercise, thousands of new neurons are born in the hippocampus, a brain structure implicated in learning and memory. I train mice to associate a context with cocaine by repeatedly exposing them to the context immediately after…

Vision based construction site surveillance for efficient utilization of resources and safety monitoring

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My passion lies in computer vision, a field of study which makes computer see and understand what people can. Since humans heavily rely on visual information, building a computer system which has the same visual sense has a significant meaning. With…

Mixed Signals

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The ability of all living things to sense, interpret, and respond to environmental signals is central to life. Animals, such as ourselves, have exquisite organs including eyes and ears for taking in information and a brain for processing it all and…

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Reading the nature barcode

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Every substance has it unique barcode Raman spectrum. Raman spectroscopy has broad applications in areas such as disease diagnosis, food safety, forensics and archaeology. However, due to the weak signal intensity of Raman spectrum, sophisticated and…

A Bridge of Colors

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These images show how different color stains and a microscope allows the naked eye to observe the culture human cells. I used primary and secondary antibodies, markers to stain the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and plasma membrane, GFP to
stain the…

Jose

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Jose, is a sculptural tower that is a portrait of a Hispanic immigrant male body that has become displaced post-immigration. The title of this piece situates the body within a stigmatized notion of a Hispanic male. The name Jose, is embedded with…

Image Smoothing: Effective Structure and Texture Separation

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Ever wonder how great it would be if you can make a cartoon from everyday images? Image smoothing focusing on structure extraction aims to smooth out the texture of a given image while keeping the main structure. The extracted image structure can…

Evidence of a Memory

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From the simplest surge of nostalgia to a flashback to lesser days, objects can profoundly activate memories. A thing possesses the ability to retain latent information about a person, a place, an event, history, and much more. Mementos, keepsakes,…

Crafting a Computer Chip from Light and Fire

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I created this virtual image to represent the process through which I make ferroelectric thin films in Lane Martin's Research group. The blueish laser beam pulses through a window in the back of this chamber, vaporizes the surface of a target (which…

Sulfolobus Spindle Shaped Viruses isolated from Russian hot spring

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This image shows multiple particles of a Sulfolobus spindle shaped virus (SSV) isolated from an acidic hot spring in the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia). These spindle shaped viruses infect Sulfolobus islandicus, a hyper thermophilic microbe that…