Imagine sitting at a dinner table surrounded by all of your favorite foods, but you’re unable to eat any of it. This is often the reality for many people living with Achalasia, a rare condition where damaged nerves surrounding the esophagus and impaired relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter prevents effective movement of food, liquids, saliva, etc. into the stomach. The G.I. (Mostly) Joes are addressing the dysmotility of the esophagus in order to improve eating, symptom management, and overall quality of life for patients living with this condition.
Department Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor Emory University
Advisor Dr. Lucie Calderon
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Name Major Hometown
Atharva Deshmukh BME Cincinnati, OH
Daniel Schwaner BME Lawrenceville, GA
Katherine Shook BME Surrey, United Kingdom
Parker Evans BME Denver, CO
Varun Mosur BME Purcellville, VA