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Thesis Thursday- Olivia Austin

August 30, 2017

Thesis Thursday- Olivia AustinThesis Thursday- Olivia Austin

Olivia Austin:

I am a senior in biomedical engineering with a math minor at the University of Arizona. Through the Undergraduate Biology Research Program, I have the amazing opportunity to conduct cancer imaging research under Dr. Jennifer Barton in the tissue optics laboratory. We are currently studying three different imaging modalities including fluorescence microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, and optical coherence tomography to detect ovarian cancer in mice. We are also exploring the mechanisms of ovarian cancer and the factors that may affect its development such as menopause. Ultimately, our goal is to design an endoscope that can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages in the clinic. In my spare time, I play rugby, backpack around Arizona, and watch standup comedy.


The University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program is partnering with KXCI 91.3 to produce “Thesis Thursday,” a weekly segment featuring student researchers talking about their undergraduate thesis projects, or research projects while working with University professors. Students describe their research, their overall goals and career interests and where they think their research will lead. They also get a chance to share their music and interests that motivate them.

Broadcast three times every Thursday with a new student each week.

Thursdays: 9:55 AM, 11:55 AM, and 2:55 PM

Created by Cathy Rivers, produced by Bridgitte Thum.


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