Ph.D. student recognized as a Rising BME Scholar at the 2024 Rising Scholars Conference

We are thrilled to announce that Ph.D. student Grace Lowor has been recognized as a Rising BME Scholar at the 2024 Rising Scholars Conference. This prestigious event will be held at the University of Illinois Chicago from June 19 to June 21, 2024.

Grace Lowor is a doctoral student at the University of Florida (UF), where she assists Dr. Aysegul Gunduz in research on neuromodulation and brain mapping. Her work focuses on identifying precursors to behavior and understanding the aftereffects of stimulation in neural networks. Grace’s engineering expertise is crucial in advancing treatments for medically refractory neurological conditions such as Tourette Syndrome, which is characterized by involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations known as tics.

Grace is passionate about using her research to enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by these conditions. Her goal is to one day work as an independent scientist with leading biomedical companies, striving to improve the understanding and treatment of diseases that significantly impact patients and their families. Additionally, she is committed to leveraging her experiences to promote accessibility in STEM fields through mentorship.