2023 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Engineering
Mentor: Tamar Green (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences)

“Towards Clinical Translation of Imaging Studies in Neurofibromatosis Type 1”

The team’s research focuses on the clinical translation of imaging studies in neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1), a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow along an individual’s nerves. Although the tumors are usually non-cancerous, they may cause a range of symptoms or lead to conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Mohamed’s project will implement training in and application of a variety of cognitive and neuropsychological assessments to administer with enrolled study participants. His project plan includes participant assessments and interacting with participants throughout the study to gain further understanding of these syndromes and defining measurable effects on behavior and cognition.