Electrical Engineering, Rice University
Duncan Salmon graduated from Rice University in the Class of 2021 with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Honors. His interest in practical innovation led him from Sandia National Laboratories where he worked designing circuitry specialized for multiple load military applications to the lab of Dr. Cindy Farach-Carson at UT Health developing techniques to improve the processing and visualization of 29Si Hyperpolarization MRI which he presented at the 9th Annual Metabolism in Cancer Symposium in 2020.
During his undergraduate career, Salmon discovered a passion for peer-to-peer education as a teaching assistant for Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I taught by Dr. Don Johnson, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering II, and Random Signals. After graduating, Salmon joined the lab of Dr. Christopher Bristow at MD Anderson identifying alternative splicing events from RNA-seq data collected from Patient Derived Xenografts. His work has been published in Diagnostics, the American Chemical Society’s Omega, JMIR’s Medical Informatics, and Matrix Biology.
At the Texas A&M School of Engineering Medicine, Salmon is the Engineering Representative for the Class of 2026 and hosts engineering workshops for fellow students. Outside of the classroom, Salmon, a Colorado native, enjoys trail running and playing drums.