Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Large scale visualization on the Powerwall.
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Harley Astin

Harley Astin - Undergraduate Research Assistant

MEB 1464
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advisor Dr. Benjamin Ellis


I am a junior in the University of Utah's Biomedical Engineering program, where I plan to pursue a Master's degree in the field. Outside of the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, I intern as a Market Analyst for the University's of Utah's Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC).

Current Responsibilities

In the MRL I currently work on the creation of Finite Element (FE) models of the cervical spine, specifically the Craniocervial juntion (CCJ). This involves segmentation of data acquired from test subject's CT scans, meshing of the data, and the addition of anatomical elements such as facets and ligaments.

Research Interests

My overall interest in Biomedical Engineering is in the field of advanced prosthetic devices, specifically in the connections between a device and the patient's nervous system. In this lab I feel that I will learn the vital skill of computational modeling of elements of the human body, which I hope to then use as a way to design and model prosthetic devices personalized for each individual patient.