Headshot portrait of Brittany Bankston - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biomechanical Engineering
Supported by: Steve Krausz and Marisa Arredondo
Mentor: Michael Hsieh, Assistant Professor of Urology

Brittany Bankston is going to be a junior this fall studying biomechanical engineering. She is originally from Naples, Florida, but she is having a wonderful time in California. In her free time she loves to sing with her a cappella group, go to the movies, and hang out in downtown Palo Alto. She is working in Dr. Hsieh’s urology lab this summer studying the effects of Schistosomiasis on the bladder. This is her first time working in a lab, and she is thoroughly enjoying her summer experience.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

S. haematobium Egg-Induced Microvascular Permeability in the Bladder

Brittany Bankston1, Kim Thai3, Daniela Brisset3, Sichael Hsieh2
[Departments of Biomechanical Engineering1and Urology2and School of Medicine3, Stanford University]