We are pleased to have Young Hye Song officially join the Schmidt Lab! Young Hye will be working with the lab initially on a project to develop an in vitro test bed capable of mimicking native and pathological extracellular matrix (ECM) to identify novel targets for treatment of traumatic neural injury.
Young Hye recently completed her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University under the direction of Dr. Claudia Fischbach. Young Hye’s research interests generally lie in tissue engineering approaches to creating disease models in vitro. During her PhD studies she assessed the effects of different mammary tumor microenvironmental factors on pro-angiogenic behavior of adipose-derived stem cells and subsequent effects on sprouting angiogenesis. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010, and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University in 2013.
Young Hye, welcome to Gainesville and to UF!