Summer Interns Contribute to the Field


2016 summer interns 400This year, two returning students were met by a couple of new faces to round out our talented group of summer interns.

One team employed 3D printing techniques to develop a therapeutic ultrasound system, which will be used in a Foundation-funded sonodynamic therapy research project at the University of Virginia (UVA). The others worked to develop new software and study techniques to improve the safety and functionality of focused ultrasound.

“The projects the interns tackled have real-world applications not only locally at UVA but around the world. Their work will contribute to future research that helps drive this field forward,” says the Foundation’s Director of Extramural Research, Matt Eames, PhD.

As pictured L to R: Changzhu Jin, Kevin Zeng, Guillaume Maimbourg, Helen Sporkin

Claude Moore Foundation logoIn its fifth year, the Foundation’s summer internship program is once again generously funded by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.

Read about their projects:

Changzhu Jin
Jeju National University, South Korea
Project: Developing an elegant graphical user interface (GUI) for closed loop control of pulsed focused ultrasound sonication based on MRgFUS system.

Guillaume Maimbourg
Institut Langevin, Paris, France
Project: Detect and localize cavitation activity to improve safety of thermal necrosis by HIFU

Helen Sporkin
University of Virginia
Project: Sonodynamic Therapy

Kevin Zeng
University of Virginia
Project: Sonodynamic Therapy Mount