Doctor explains deep brain stimulation to patient

BME student winner of college-wide 3-Minute Thesis competition

Graduate research targets tremors through brain stimulation 

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/17/2023)—University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) graduate student Rebecca Butler recently won the CSE 3-Minute Thesis. In the college-wide competition students have exactly three minutes to explain their research in an engaging and easy-to-understand format. 

Butler also tied for the People's Choice Award with the second place winner that day. Her research focuses on helping patients who struggle with tremors from diseases like Alzheimers. 

Butler, who is pursuing an M.D./Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, then moved on to the University-wide competition on November 17. Read more about the competition here. 

Watch a video about Butler and her research. 

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