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Cullen College Alumna Conducts Fulbright Research in Germany

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Rashda Khan
Megan Goh, a UH biomedical engineering alumna, is studying infantile brain disorders with a Fulbright grant.
Megan Goh, a UH biomedical engineering alumna, is studying infantile brain disorders with a Fulbright grant

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Megan Goh (BSBE ’18), a 2018-2019 Fulbright grant recipient, is conducting research in Germany. She is studying how and when infantile brain disorders occur in animal models using photoacoustic imaging.

Her lab is located in the Helmholtz Zentrim Munchen, an international research institute associated with Technical University of Munich (TUM), which is known for its inclusion of many different institutes and for its collaborative approach to science.

“I feel like I have been exposed to so many alternative, interconnected fields,” she wrote. “I have been able to learn so much.”

Goh majored in biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering because of her experience with sports injuries and working with medical professionals to heal and get back to her beloved soccer.

“I wanted to be able to help other people in my situation,” she said. “So going into biomedical engineering was the best fit for me. It was kind of a marriage between problem solving and the medical aspect, which has played a pivotal role in my personal life.”

She won the Houston Scholars Program’s competitive independent research grant three times and used it to investigate how concussions might affect biomechanical properties of the brain in rats. Goh’s poster presentation on the project received the Audience Favorite Award at the UH Undergraduate Research Day.

Additionally, Goh worked as a biomedical engineering undergraduate fellow in the Biomedical Imaging Optics Lab led by UH Professor Kirill Larin and served as a Harris Methodist Hospital intern.

Goh said her time at UH was a blessing. “I had a wonderful time in college where you just get to be a student and engage in all different kinds of experiences,” she shared. “I have been blessed with a lot of opportunities and have nothing but good words for my UH experience.”

A person used to making most of every opportunity that comes her way, Goh is busy learning all she can from her Fulbright experience, making friends and exploring Germany.

While at UH, Goh was also a member of the Honors College and recently shared glimpses of her German adventure with them. To read the story, visit: http://www.uh.edu/honors/about/news-events/goh-megan.php?fbclid=IwAR01ycO_NnBk_2oxc2h7zfK5AnSp-hAvYqmfql4WcHGa3SkZoIIV3LXCD5I

 

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