Olivia Foster

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research studies actively involved in: P-DROWS-E

Olivia is a current undergraduate student at Washington University planning on majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish. Prior to joining the Sleepy Brain lab, Olivia was a student in the Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovations program at Summit Technology Academy where she conducted her own laboratory research project about antibiotic resistance in wastewater treatment plants within her community and became fascinated with research. She will become acquainted with working in a clinical/translational laboratory with team members at various different stages on the medical track. Olivia is looking forward to learning the basics of EEG, as well as is excited to analyze sleep slow waves and their correlation to delirium in cardiac surgical patients. Her goals for this clinical research experience are to deepen her understanding and interest in neuroscience, prepare herself to collect data in a hospital setting, work with the team to prepare figures/manuscripts, organize delirium findings, and aid in the publication of a project.

Other than participating in research, Olivia enjoys traveling all over the country while playing on the WashU Women’s soccer team, tutoring chemistry students, volunteering in the OR, ER, and info desk at St. Luke’s hospital, collaborating with those in AIR, WashU’s pre-professional medical fraternity, and spending time with her family.