Alex Parrott, Virginia Tech '23
Experience dkNET tools in action in our "Day in the Life on an Intern" series. Meet Alex Parrott, a rising Junior at Virginia Tech majoring in Electrical Engineering and minoring in Biomedical Engineering. Alex will be participating in the dkNET summer of data internship program while he works in the lab of Dr. Xiaoting Jia.
Alex's summer work will involve research in Multifunction, Flexible Fibers for in vivo biosensing.
Alex’s research interest is in using his electrical engineering background to develop more advanced closed loop systems to treat diabetes and other biomedical devices pertaining to diabetes. Alex’s summer research is continuing the lab’s development into biosensing and researching biosensing in application to diabetes. As his research progresses, he plans to use many of the dkNET tools such as the Discovery Portal and Resource Reports, to determine different biomarkers to target for sensing.