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2024 Fellow

Rishyashring (Rishee) Iyer

PhD Institution
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Rishee hopes to deepen our understanding of mechanical cues in the neurovascular environments, which could inform the progression of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders.

His research will study the role of mechanical cues in the neuro-vascular coupling in the sensory pathways within the mouse brain, concentrating on the vibrissa (or whiskers), which are critical to how mice perceive the world.

This could create a holistic electro-mechanical model of sensation and accurately describe how the sensory organs, neurons, and blood flow work cohesively within this process.

Interdisciplinary Pivot: Biological engineering to Biophysics