Engage in undergraduate research with Narasimhan Rajaram


Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi invites all students to attend the annual Undergraduate Research Interest Session at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Gearhart 026 Auditorium. In recent years, the U of A has put emphasis on the development of undergraduate research programs. for incoming students.

There has never been a better time to get involved in research at the U of A than now, especially given the influx of investment the university has been able to provide – especially with developments such that the I3R “Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research” should arrive in 2024.

Tau Beta Pi invited Associate Professor Narasimhan Rajaram from the Department of Biomedical Engineering to talk about undergraduate research. Rajaram will speak about his own experience as a researcher and discuss the rich future of research at the U of A – including how his current projects fit into this ecosystem.

Rajaram received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Instrumentation from Anna University in India in 2005. He later obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University from 2010-2014. Rajaram is the Principal Investigator of the Functional Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy Laboratory in Biomedical Engineering. In general, his research involves the development of quantitative optical imaging techniques that can identify treatment response in cancers much earlier than is currently possible. His lab is also exploring imaging methods to distinguish between aggressive and indolent tumors so that tumors can be matched with the appropriate treatment. Rajaram has received numerous grants, including the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Rajaram is no stranger to navigating the world of research, and his wealth of knowledge will make it clear to undergraduate students of all disciplines the many opportunities that exist in research.

This event is supported by the Student Activities Fee as an Associated Student Government Funded Event and is free to all students currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville who pay the Student Activity Fee . For questions about the event or for accommodations due to a disability, please contact Aaron Rieth at [email protected] or 479-575-5255.


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