Student NameZachary Player
Faculty Mentor NameDr. Thomas H. Mareci
CollegeCollege of Medicine
MajorB.S. Physics, B.S. Mathematics, B.A. Astronomy
Research InterestsImaging in Biophysics, Biophysics, Astrophysics, Physics, Math
Academic AwardsNational Merit Scholar at age 16, Benacquisto Scholar, Florida Academic Scholar, Dean's List, President's Honor Roll
OrganizationsSociety of Physics Students, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Phi Theta Kappa, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association
Hobbies and InterestsFlying, Writing, Coding, Physics, Math, Astronomy, Playing piano, Performing magic, Reading fiction, Tennis, Fencing, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Swimming, Acting, Theater

Research Project

Temporal Interference Stimulation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The goal of this project is to study the distribution of focused stimulation of electric current flow in the brain using magnetic resonance imaging. Electric stimulation of the brain may be useful in stroke rehabilitation, epilepsy treatment, and improvements of cognitive performance, but current methods are not well suited to specific brain regions. Recently a focused stimulation method was introduced, which uses temporally and spatially interfering electric fields, to focus the location of stimulation in the brain without stimulating other brain regions.