Participating in medical research has shown me how the scientific method is applied in the real world and it has given me a new appreciation for the amount of work that is put into new scientific developments. It has also improved my problem solving, attention to detail, and ability to work with a team under stress.
Research Topic: Bone Regeneration in Osteoporosis Graduation Year: 2018
Brodeur's research focuses on bone regenrations as it applies to osteoporosis and massive bone loss due to trauma. He worked in the Laboratory for Comparative Orthopedic Research where his primary responsibility was to perform bilateral femoral ablation surgeries on mouse models. He conducted almost 200 surgeries over the 2 years he worked in the lab. Additionally, he assisted with specimen collection, DNA and RNA isolation, genotyping, and optimization of surgical techniques.