2010 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: W. Paul Brown, Professor of Surgery

Tania Tran is beginning her senior year at Stanford as a Human Biology major and pre-dental student. She is from Portland, Oregon. This summer, Tania is working with the Department of Surgery, Division of Clinical Anatomy, at Stanford Medical School to create a virtual, 3-D time-lapse model of human skull development using whole-body CT datasets. It is the first of a number of projects planned to study factors related to mid-face and cranium growth and development. Having an accurate 3-D model of the human skull will change the way anatomy is learned, taught, portrayed, and treated in medicine and dentistry.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 25, 2010:

A Virtual, 3-D Time-lapse Model of Human Skull Development Utilizing High Resolution Digital Imaging

Tania Tran, Sarah Hegmann, Robert Cheng, W. Paul Brown
[Human Biology, Surgery; Stanford University]