Brendan Mitchell

Brendan Mitchell

My name is Brendan Mitchell, I'm a fourth-year Neuroscience major at the University of California, Riverside. Since my first year at UCR, I have been conducting academic research in a Bioengineering Lab, guided by Department Chair and Professor of Bioengineering, Dr. Xiaoping Hu. Since then, I’ve been privileged to receive research grants, publish my research as a primary author in a peer-reviewed journal, and present my work at UCR-hosted research symposiums. My current project is focused on using machine learning and neuroimaging techniques to classify schizophrenia.


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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease


    Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to memory loss. As of 2016, Alzheimer's disease affects 5.4 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States (Alzheimer’s Association, 2016). There are two principal forms of the disease. Fami...

Sleep Apnea: The Apneas that Plague the Night

Sleep Apnea: The Apneas that Plague the Night


Sleep Apnea is a prevalent and potentially life-threatening disorder in which a person experiences intermittent cyclical cessations, or reductions, of airflow during sleep. As of 2016, 42 million Americans suffer from sleep-disordered breathing (ResMed, 2016). There are three main forms of the disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form...