Brendan Mitchell

Brendan Mitchell

My name is Brendan Mitchell, I recently graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a B.S. in Neuroscience. Since my first year at UCR, I worked in Dr. Xiaoping Hu's Bioengineering Lab. 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. I recently submitted my Honors Capstone Thesis titled "Multimodal MRI Study using Convolutional Neural Networks for Schizophrenia Classification" for publication. And starting this fall, I will be working at the NIH via the IRTA Postbac Fellowship.


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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...