Sean Coursey

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

(707) 972-0378 | |


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. My passion for both the physical and biological sciences has led me to research biomedical imaging, where these disciplines intersect. I am a research assistant under the guidance of Jingyuan Chen, PhD., at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center. There, I am involved in researching a novel PET scanning methodology called fPET-FDG, which aims to capture the dynamics of glucose metabolism associated with neural activity. My work focuses on improving statistical analysis methods for fPET-FDG, though I also help develop techniques for generating in-silico fPET-FDG data and assist with collecting multimodal in-vivo data.

Apart from my school and my work, I have also acquired a professional certificate in data analysis using R from HarvardX. This certification program has allowed me to develop a strong foundation in statistical programming and data analysis, which has been helpful at my current job and which I believe will be valuable in my future research endeavors. In my free time, 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.