October 26, 2022

Quincy completes his Master’s Thesis!

Congratulations to Quincy Barton, who successfully defended his Master’s thesis on Friday, October 21st, 2022! The title of his defense was “Establishing Methodology for Probing Mechanisms of Nanoparticle Uptake in Natural Killer Cells” and reflected his work conducted as a researcher in the Sharma Lab.

Quincy has been a member of the Sharma Lab since Spring 2020. As an undergraduate student, Quincy persevered through campus closures and helped section tissue samples for osteoarthritis-based studies. In addition, Quincy prepared a literature review on reactive oxygen species.

After receiving his Bachelor’s of Science degree through the UF department of Biomedical Engineering, Quincy elected to stay in the Sharma Lab and pursue his Master’s degree. His research focuses on studying the mechanisms natural killer cells use to uptake manganese dioxide nanoparticles. Quincy is one of the first graduate students to complete a Master’s thesis in the Sharma Lab!

Well done, Quincy!