Meet Neall Struwig
Faculty of Science | BSc in Honours Biophysics
Areas of Expertise
- Literature Review
- Experimental/Project Design
- Co-Op, NSERC, Worklearn/Paid Experiences
- Contacting Labs/PIs/Profs
- Time Management/Professional Skills
- Research Communication (Presentations/Posters)
- Written Research Communication (Proposals/Manuscripts/Grants)
- Data Analysis and Technical Research Skills
- Data Presentation/Figure Design
Research Experience: 3 years
Basic | Clinical
Hello, my name is Neall. I recently graduated with a B.Sc in honours Biophysics. My thesis revolved around analyzing fMRI data to produce functional brain networks. This involved using analysis software to see how alcohol can affect these functional brain networks.
During my co-op, I worked at BC Children’s Hospital in the department of Rheumatology. My work there involved researching kids with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. At BCCH I was able to work alongside health care providers and researchers to understand the long term outcomes of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Moreover, I was also able to volunteer at Sports Cardiology BC as a research assistant. The research there looked at the heart conditions of master athletes (previously high performing athletes that now are in the latter half of life). I was able to help with spirometry data collection along with data manipulation.
As for things outside of research, I enjoy any and all forms of fitness, cooking, and doing DIY projects. I love meeting new people, so please feel free to reach out to me if you need any research advice.
How did I first get into research?
I got into research from the recommendation of a cardiologist. After job shadowing them, they talked to a PhD student on my behalf. Afterwards the PhD offered me a volunteer position as a research assistant.