Dr. Scott Thourson (2018-2020)

Dr. Scott Thourson
Biomedical Engineering
Neural electrodes

Scott received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, IL in 2013. His undergraduate research studied how the concentration used for primary protein adsorption affected the binding efficiency of secondary analyze binding for biosensing applications. Scott also designed and tested custom MEMS devices to investigate silicon “micro-welding” or electric current-induced fusion of silicon-silicon surfaces. Scott completed his PhD in Bioengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA in 2018. His graduate research aimed to develop flexible wire electrodes composed of conductive polymer to electrically interface with individual cells. Scott started his postdoctoral research in the Otto lab in Fall 2018.