February 18, 2022
The Schmidt Lab is excited to welcome our newest postdoc, Dr. Gopal Agarwal, to the team. We celebrated his arrival with a lab lunch at Bahama Breeze. It was great to see everyone in person again.
Dr. Agrawal recently received his PhD in Biotechnology from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in Ahmedabad, India. His thesis was entitled: “Cell guided and Immuno-modulatory nerve conduit for the repair and regeneration of spinal cord”. The main aim of his research project was to fabricate a supermacroporous hydrogels that can promote axonal regeneration and support cellular therapy at the injured site. He developed biomimetic-scaffolds based of collagen type I and characterized its features in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo suitable for spinal cord injury.
Here at UF, Gopal will be pursuing research to evaluate natural-based injectable hydrogel biomaterials for SCI applications.
Welcome to the Schmidt Lab Gopal!