Headshot portrait of Helena Scutt - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biomechanical Engineering
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Scott Delp, Professor of Bioengineering, of Mechanical Engineering and, of Orthopaedic Surgery

Helena Scutt is a rising senior. Her research at the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab involves developing a spinal cord implant for optogenetic inhibition of motor neurons. Research in this field may someday improve therapies for people with paralysis and movement disorders. Helena is on the Stanford Varsity Sailing Team and the US Sailing Team. She intends to pursue a master's degree in mechanical engineering through the co-term program at Stanford.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Poster Session on March 3, 2014:

Optogenetic Inhibition of Motor Neurons

Helena Scutt1, Kate Montgomery2, Shrivats Iyer2, Scott Delp1,2
[Department of Mechanical Engineering1 and Bioengineering2, Stanford University]