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Dr. Temples and Dr. Kumar Graduate!

In December 2021, the Sharma lab celebrated the graduation of our second and third PhD graduates! On a beautiful Florida day, Dr. Sharma was able to hood both Dr. Temples and Dr. Kumar during the graduate ceremony hosted at the O’Connell center (we were excited for the return of in-person […]

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Dr. Kumar defends her thesis

Shreedevi Kumar successfully defended her thesis, ‘Tissue-specific targeting of inflammatory pathways in osteoarthritis’, on November 3rd. Starting as a lab volunteer and then transitioning to her PhD, Shreedevi has made significant contributions on the research in the connections between inflammation and osteoarthritis in her tenure. While a part of the […]

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Dr. Temples defends her thesis

October 29th Madison Temples successfully defended her PhD, ‘Engineered three-dimensional tumor models to investigate natural killer cell migration and interactions with cancer cells’! This work is the culmination of the last five years of Madison’s work in lab. While in the Sharma Lab Madison earned several awards including an Attribute […]

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BMES 2021 In Orlando

The first hybrid BMES conference took place in Orlando, Florida this year. Due to the continued concern of Covid-19 the conference was held both in person and online. The Sharma lab was well represented by several talks and posters across biomaterials, orthopedics, and cancer research. Research presentations related to NK […]

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Jessica completes her Qual!

To kick off the fall semester, Jessica completed her qualifying exam in September by presenting her proposal over zoom to her committee and a collection of lab mates and others from the department. Her thesis proposal was titled Evaluating the Efficacy of Targeted Manganese Dioxide Nanoparticles in the Prevention of […]

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Spring 2021 Graduates

Although the last year was anything but ordinary, a large number of Sharma lab students completed their studies and graduated at the end of the Spring Term. The contributions of these undergraduate and Masters students during their time as a part of the lab is something we won’t soon forget. […]

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Madison bestowed Attribute of a Gator Engineer

Each year, the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering awards graduate and undergraduate students who exemplify the qualities expected of a Gator Engineer. These qualities include: Creativity, Leadership, Service to the Global Community, Integrity, and Professional Excellence. The Attributes of a Gator Engineer awards are some of the […]

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Celebrating Black Excellence

This year to celebrate Black History Month and to amplify Black voices within the department, UF BME published a magazine highlighting many of our Black students and alumni. The Sharma lab was well represented by current PhD student Tolu Ajayi and Post-doc alumni Dr. Isaac Adjei. Both have been integral […]

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BMES 2020!

Although hosted as a virtual event, the Sharma lab was represented by Madison’s work on the online platform. She presented her work PEG Based Hydrogels to Investigate the Role of Biochemical Cues on Natural Killer Cell Migration during the virtual poster session. With this platform, Madison was able to submit […]

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