It is so great you are interested in this area! Thank you. Here are a few options for cryonics-relevant research:
- 21st Century Medicine: May be best to reach out to Brian Wowk (contact info here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25194588/) and/or Greg Fahy (possibly old contact info here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16706656/)
- Emil Kendziorra at Tomorrow Biostasis may know of opportunities. Contact info here: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/authors?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0244980
- Robert McIntyre at Nectome may know of opportunities. Contact: http://aurellem.org/aurellem/html/about-rlm.html
- Chana Phaedra/Aschwin de Wolf at Advanced Neural Biosciences may know of opportunities. Contact info for Aschwin here: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/rej.2019.2225
- Brain Preservation Foundation: https://www.brainpreservation.org/. No lab, but space for discussions, especially related to neuroscience and related computational modeling.
- Robert Freitas at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing just published a book called Cryostasis Revival. I’m not sure, but it’s possible people there may know of related computational modeling opportunities: http://www.imm.org/
As below, Laura Deming is also a good person to contact.
As you may know, there is a somewhat big divide in methodology these days between people who favor aldehydes as a part of the preservation procedure and those who do not. But there are good options either way.
With 3 months and I’m not sure of your location or geographic flexibility, the best option might be some sort of computational modeling experiment, such as a molecular dynamics simulation: https://www.brainpreservation.org/how-computational-researchers-can-contribute-to-brain-preservation-research/
Regarding discussions with your profs, I totally understand, but I suspect that people may be more open to discussing it on an intellectual level than you think.
You can also email me for further information/discussion, although this is not my personal area of research: amckenz at gmail dot com