Sonja Fenske

Sonja Fenske, a UC Davis biomedical engineering major, has received a Whitaker International Fellows Scholarship for a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Imperial College, London.  Sonja plans on taking the Neurotechnology stream.  Her course of study will cover the development of new technology for the investigation of brain function with focus on the application of this knowledge to improve technology of wider benefit to society. Examples of work done in this field included the development of neuroprosthetic devices, new neuroimaging approaches, central nervous system drug discovery and robotic assistive devices for helping those with central nervous system disorders. Neurotechnology is in a rapid phase of growth internationally and is of strategic importance for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.