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Making Physics “Less Scary”

In her teaching, Bahar tries to include elements of her research in order to show non-physics majors how “you can be in a physics department and also do biology.” This interdisciplinary approach makes physics seem “less scary." Students in Bahar’s upper-level courses have toured her lab and seen the FMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) equipment used in the brain imaging study.

The Physics of Seizures

Sonya Bahar
Associate Professor, Biophysics
UM St. Louis

By Brittany Barr