Our research is focused on engineering novel materials and therapeutic systems to stimulate damaged peripheral and spinal neurons to regenerate. We take a unique approach to this problem – we use electrically conducting polymers and natural-based materials (e.g., hyaluronic acid-based biomaterials, decellularized tissues) to create therapies that can electrically, chemically, biologically and mechanically trigger neurons, at both the macroscopic and nanometer-scales.
Christine E. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair
J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida
P.O. Box 116131
Gainesville, FL 32611
- Congratulations to Deanna Bousalis on receiving NIH F31 grant! February 17, 2020 Congratulations to Deanna Bousalis on receiving NIH F31 grant!
- Congratulations to Tran Ngo on C. William Hall Scholarship and BME UG Excellence Award! January 15, 2020 BME undergraduate student, Tran Ngo, was recently selected for the C. William Hall Scholarship from the Society for Biomaterials.