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Through research, we are able to not only learn basic laboratory procedures, but also learn how Biosystems and Biomedical Engineering can be applied to real-life situations to help save lives.

Biosystems & Mechanical Engineering

Research Topic: Diagnostic Test for Detection of Pathogens Graduation Year: 2020

Bugenske's research project is with peer, Emma Dester. Their poster focused on research of a new disease detection technique using magnetic nanoparticles specifically targeted for resource-poor areas needing rapid detection methods. In the United States, it is easy to see diseases like dengue virus and TB as virtually non-issues; however, in many developing countries, they are still prevalent. Early detection and treatment is essential for reducing these deaths, so a test that is easy to perform, cost-effective, and rapid, is of the utmost importance