Moulik Patel - Msc Candidate
Moulik Patel is a current Clinical Anatomy Masters student at Western University after completing his Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. At UoT he majored in Health & Disease and minored in Immunology and Biology. Now in the CRIPT, Moulik is researching the effects of Incremental Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA) surgery on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and its relationship with airway volumetrics and tissue morphology. Using high resolution CT imaging and the AMIRA software in the CRIPT laboratory, he is able to 3D reconstruct and isolate a very specific portion of the human airway. Through these 3D models, he is then able to obtain airway dimensions and volumes. Moulik hopes that his research will provide new insight about the procedure (MMA surgery) that has the potential to solve the devastating problem of sleep apnea.
Ethan Bazos - Msc Candidate
Before coming to the CRIPT lab, Ethan Bazos completed his Honours Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Human Biology from the University of Toronto. Ethan's current research in the CRIPT laboratory investigates the role and influence of skill maturation in career development and student success among post-secondary students at Western University. His research specifically embodies the theory of planned-happenstance; and how student(s) best take advantage of chance opportunities of occurrence in their lives.