Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
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.
 Dawn Porter

Dawn Porter - Director, Research & Science

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supervisor Dr. Manish Parashar


Dawn has fourteen years collective project management, grant writing, business development, and contract experience in both the university setting (VP for Research Collaborative Research Support Program and Energy & Private sector including working with state and federal regulators, Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah) and in the preparation of large proposals and budgets to the Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Dawn has managed a large petroleum retail portfolio, Underground Storage Tank (UST) closures, site characterization by modeling, and remediation using various techniques; Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments and Transaction Screens.

Dawn received her MS in Geology at Arizona State University in 2002 and her BS in Biology from Kent State University in 1998. She has been at the University of Utah since 2008.

Current Responsibilities

Dawn is currently the Project Manager for the Computationally-guided Design of Energy Efficient Electronic Materials (CDE3M) project, the Multiscale Multidisciplinary Modeling of Electronic Materials (MSME) Alliance sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) that was awarded in April, 2012. The project is led by Dr. Martin Berzins. Dawn also provides the university with large grant collaborative support.