Zach Gold

Zach Gold is a Biomedical Engineering major and Entrepreneurship & Management Minor going into his senior year. His primary focus area is Imaging and Medical Devices, which has led him to various experiences at the intersection of neuroscience and BME, including EEGs for cortical organoids and numerous devices for patients with spinal cord injuries. Outside of the lab, Zach is also working on a MedTech startup and leading a BME Design Team. Zach is excited for his time at the NCSL!

Rina Dirickson

Rina Dirickson is an undergraduate student majoring in neuroscience and biophysics. Drawing from her personal medical experience, she is interested in using both biological and computational methods to advance the treatment of epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic attacks. Outside of research, at Hopkins, she is involved with Charm City Science League, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Gospel Choir, and Club Lacrosse.

Kyra Bowden

Kyra Bowden is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is interested in leveraging computational research methods to refine epilepsy treatment. She is currently studying the relationship between cognitive effort and seizure suppression. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing and swimming.

Armelle Varillas

Armelle Varillas is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. They plan to pursue a focus area in Medical Imaging and Devices with a connection to Artificial Intelligence. Outside of research, they enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, lifting weights, and are planning on becoming a personal trainer.

Daniel Wang

Daniel Wang is an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. He’s fascinated by the brain sciences and is interested in learning more about how brain-computer interfaces can be used to help people living with disabilities. As hobbies, he enjoys running, reading, and (slowly but surely) improving his novice chess skills.

Veronica Kidwell

Veronica Kidwell is a biomedical engineering major and computer science minor going into her
Junior year. Her focus area is imaging and medical devices, with prosthetics being her main
interest. Her recent interest in systems and controls was sparked by Dr. Sarma’s course, leading
her to the Neuromedical Control Systems Lab.