Headshot portrait of Clarisse Hokia - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2022 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Computer Science
Mentor: Paul Wang (Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine)

“Developing a Delivery System for the Positioning of a High Frequency Ultrasound Ablation System”

Treatments for irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias) are currently invasive or partially effective. As a subproject of the Wang Lab’s high frequency ultrasound (HIFU) ablation system project that aims to correct arrhythmias, Clarisse will work on the development of a delivery system for the positioning of a HIFU system. By the end of the summer, a prototype will be developed following the engineering design process and tested using modeling software and a pre-developed testing apparatus. She will also assist in studies and the development of a bench test apparatus to test the efficacy of the prototype ablation arrays. The Wang lab hopes to improve upon the novel ablation system for the treatment of arrhythmias and a non-invasive delivery of the system.