Dante Basile and Julia Costacurta Receive 2019-20 PURA Awards


 side by side headshots of dante basile and julia costacurtaDante Basile, a BME sophomore in the ICM laboratory of Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Julia Costacurta a BME senior the lab of Sridevi Sarma, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Director of ICM, are among the 40 recipients of the 2019-20 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA).

Dante’s proposal entitled, “Simulation Guidance of Ablation Therapy for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation,” and Julia’s proposal entitled, “Restoring Tactile Feedback in Human-Prosthetic Systems Using Optimal Feedback Control Theory,” were chosen by a faculty selection committee from a highly-competitive group of submissions.

PURA was established in 1993 by The Hodson Trust to encourage undergraduates to engage in independent research, scholarly, and creative activities. PURA recipients will present their projects at DREAMS, a JHU campus wide event held annually in the spring, to celebrate and showcase the creative and scholarly efforts of the year’s awardees.

Congratulations, and best of luck on your research projects!


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