Sean Coursey

791 Tremont St., Apt. E113 | Boston, MA | 02118

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Available July - December 2024

Math and Physics Undergraduate Student
Northeastern University

Neuroimaging Research Assistant
Athinoula A. Martinos Center


As a fourth-year undergraduate honors student at Northeastern University, I am pursuing a combined bachelors in Math and Physics with a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience. 

For the past two years, I have been working at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital as a research assistant in Jingyuan Chen's CANDY Lab. The Martinos Center is one of the world’s premier research centers devoted to development and application of advanced biomedical imaging technologies, affiliated with both Harvard Medical School and MIT. 

My work focuses on improving statistical analysis methods for fluorodeoxyglucose functional positron emission tomography (fPET-FDG), though I also help implement techniques for generating in-silico fPET-FDG data and assist with collecting multimodal in-vivo data. 

Since joining CANDY Lab in 2022, I have been the primary author of four conference abstracts on two research topics and am working on a research paper. It is currently receiving feedback from co-authors and will be in peer review by the end of the year. Neuroimaging statistics has been a fantastic application of my studies in mathematics and neuroscience. 

Now, I want to find work that uses the physics portion of my education. I am particularly interested in physics research and electrical engineering work focusing on sensors—hopefully in the fields of nuclear, particle, or plasma physics. While I recognize that my current experience with physics and electrical engineering is unlikely to be a perfect match for any specific job, I would be willing (in fact, would welcome the opportunity) to learn a technical skill or review the literature of a discipline before starting a work endeavor.  

Apart from school and work, I enjoy practicing and teaching ballroom dance, meditation, and ceramics. These hobbies provide a welcome balance to my academic work, allowing me to explore different forms of creative expression and maintain a healthy mind.