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Jessica is awarded the Graduate Student Excellence Award

During the annual BME Holiday party, Jessica Aldrich was awarded the Graduate Student Excellence Award for her contributions to the J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. This award is given to the registered BME graduate student who has excelled in her coursework, research, service to the department and […]

December 18, 2023

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Happy Holidays from the Sharma Lab!

The Sharma Lab celebrated the end of a great semester with a White Elephant Gift Exchange Party at the Cheesecake Factory and, of course, we all got cheesecakes to go! We hope that everyone has a restful break.

December 18, 2023

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Gabby presents at the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium

On November 8th, the University of Florida held its 2023 Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for all undergraduate students to present their research. Presenting at the symposium gives students valuable presentation experience, as well as a place to network and learn about research […]

December 5, 2023

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Shannon returns as keynote speaker for Pruitt Research Day!

On November 8th, the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering celebrated its 12th annual Pruitt Research Day. We hold our celebration near the birth date of Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt Sr. whose vision and generosity helped found the department. Dr. Pruitt was always most excited to hear about […]

December 5, 2023

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Nahis showcases her summer research at AIChE 2023

On November 6th, Nahis Cruz-Delgado presented her research at the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2023 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. This conference is the educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Nahis is an undergraduate student at the University of Puerto Rico who has […]

December 5, 2023

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May the best monster win!

This Halloween, the Sharma Lab tapped into their scariest side and channeled Monsters, Inc! The lab was transformed into the city of Monstropolis where the screams of undergraduate students are used to fuel our research. The Sharma Lab’s hard work was recognized by being awarded the most creative group! Monster’s […]

December 5, 2023

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Matthew completes his Master’s thesis!

Congratulations to Matthew Rexroad, who successfully defended his Master’s thesis on Friday, October 20th, 2023! The title of his defense was “Adapting a Non-Invasive Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Model for ACL Mid-Substance Tears in Rats” and reflected his work conducted as a researcher in the Sharma Lab. Matthew has […]

December 5, 2023

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BMES 2023

From October 11-14, 2023, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) held its annual meeting in Seattle, Washington. Jessica and Dr. Sharma traveled across country to participate in the conference. Once in Seattle, they were able to reconnect with former undergraduate student, Ethan To, who was presenting his work in the Sharma […]

December 5, 2023

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Dr. Sharma receives NIH NIAMS grant

Congratulations to Dr. Sharma and collaborators for receiving an NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases grant for her project titled “ROS scavenging nanoparticles for mitigating oxidative stress in osteoarthritis”. The team of investigators includes Dr. Kyle Allen (BME), Dr. Terrence Ryan (Applied Physiology and Kinesiology), and […]

September 6, 2023

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