Dina Belhasan
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Aaron Loveland
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Savannah Novy
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Graduated in 2017 with a BS in Neuroscience from the University of St. Thomas, and had been working as a clinical research coordinator supporting industry-sponsored trials prior to beginning medical school in the fall of 2020. Her focus in the Lim lab will be on assisting with a DARPA-funded clinical trial assessing the efficacy of non-invasive immunomodulation therapy via splenic ultrasound stimulation in the treatment of COVID-19.

 

 


Anna Organ
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Anna graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2021 with a B.S. in Biology with a Pre-Professional Health Emphasis, and a minor in Spanish. Prior to joining the Lim Lab, she was a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician. Currently, she is working as a clinical researcher in studies that involve ultrasound stimulation of the spleen. In the future, she hopes to continue her education and further explore the field of medicine.

 


Adam Tuma
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Adam graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. in Chemistry and a minor in Physics. He hopes to pursue a career in medical research by obtaining an MD/PhD. While at Macalester, Adam worked on atmospheric chemistry using computational methods. Prior to joining the Lim Lab, Adam also worked at 3M in an organic polymer adhesives division developing new adhesives. Currently he is a researcher in the Lim Lab assisting with various clinical and preclinical trials including investigating the immunomodulatory effects of splenic ultrasound in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a DARPA sponsored project, studying the same immunomodulatory effects in chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, and tracking splenic motion with ultrasound. Alongside these clinical studies Adam is working on identifying the cellular mechanisms behind ultrasound immunomodulation, amplifying the effects of ultrasound immunomodulation using contrast agents in a rat model with hopes of                                                         translating it to humans, and determining whether muscular cells can be activated using ultrasound.


Lisa Verdun
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Lisa graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a double minor in Mathematics and Chemistry from Northern Michigan University. She is currently working with Dr. Geoffrey Ghose on projects investigating different strategies of the cerebral cortex that are used in the processing and execution of visually guided behavior. Lisa is also collaborating with Dr. Hubert Lim to coordinate and execute a portion of the Auditory Nerve Implant (ANI) grant at the University of Minnesota. The ANI project seeks to develop a new hearing aid device that will build on the success of the cochlear implant technology and also provide an option for those ineligible for a cochlear implant.