2023 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

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Mentor: Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Sleep Medicine)

“Recording and Analysis of Sleep Electroencephalogram (EEG) Data”

In order to understand neural mechanisms and how sleep disruption contributes to depression, the Goldstein-Piekarski lab develops computational models and uses analysis of collected data on high-density EEG sleep recordings. Zimin’s specific role in the study is to aid in the EEG recording data and identify any irregularities (noise). The analysis of various brain wave patterns allows the lab to categorize the waves as normal or as patterns with noise. Her research will help to develop novel interventions to target different aspects of sleep disorders.