We currently have two subteams. Research or independent study credit is available for all team members. A summary of each is posted below:
Biochemistry: The Biochemistry subteam works on interdisciplinary real-world computational biology problems, such as developing cheaper and more effective analogues of expensive monoclonal antibodies, producing better scoring and validation algorithms for learning how proteins fit together, and creating tools to maintain quality of life for aging people. Our work this semester is focused on building our molecular modeling, docking, and genomics skills through computational biology competitions, eventually applying those skills to designing and implementing the solutions to real-world healthcare problems.
Biomechanics: The biomechanics team solves problems in the medical field that relate to biomechanics. In the past, we have worked on improving the stand-to-sit transition in walkers and a pulse oximeter device. Our current project investigates improvements to emergency medical services' (EMS) technologies, specifically devices used to lift bariatric patients.