Biomedical Engineering

BME Student Receives Provost Undergraduate Fellowship

Varsha Viswanath

Varsha Viswanath has received a UC Davis Provost Undergraduate Fellowship (PUF). The award is to encourage students to conduct research during their undergraduate career.

In Simon Cherry’s lab, she has conducted preliminary research on a simple, cost-effective method to improve depth-of-interaction (DOI) information for positron emission tomography (PET) systems, coating scintillator crystals with a phosphor. The grant is funding research to build arrays of these crystals and test the DOI of the array as whole.