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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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Madison and Shree Receive Departmental Awards

During the annual BME Holiday party, senior members of the Sharma lab were awarded departmental honors for their contributions to the J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. Madison Temples was awarded the Graduate Student Excellence Award! During her tenure at UF Madison has been involved in Tau Beta […]

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Dr. Sharma Promoted to Associate Professor!

After spending the last year completing the tenure process, Dr. Sharma officially received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in June 2020. The long tenure process requires a recommendation by the department, review by the Board of Trustees, and approval from the Dean. Congratulations to Dr. Sharma for reaching this […]

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Tolu passes her Qual!

Amidst the work from home mandate, Tolu was able to give her qualifying exam presentation over Zoom in May 2020. Her presentation was titled “Application of Imaging Techniques and Animal Models to Advance Nanoparticle Technologies for Osteoarthritis.” Having just completed her 2nd year as a PhD student, Tolu has continued […]

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Shree awarded Tau Beta Pi Fellowship

Congratulations to Shree Kumar for receiving the 2020-2021 Tau Beta Pi Fellowship Award. Having been a part of Tau Beta Pi since 2017, Shree has enjoyed the opportunity to mentor junior engineering students. She has served as Vice President of Electees for four semesters and Vice President for two semesters. […]

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Jessica Graduates!

Jessica Hornyak, a long time member of the Sharma lab, successfully completed her bachelors degree and graduated in Spring 2020. During her time in the Sharma lab, Jessica worked with Dr. Shannon Brown on the further development of a Non-Invasive Knee Injury (NIKI) device. She assisted Dr. Brown in modifying […]

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Tiffany Conklin Named University Scholar!

Undergraduate researcher, Tiffany Conklin was selected as a part of the 2020 University Scholars Program. This prestigious award is given to 200 undergraduate students across all disciplines at UF. Those selected are paired with faculty mentors to complete a research project throughout the year. Students who receive the award are […]

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Sharma Lab at ORS 2020

In February, Dr. Sharma and several members of the lab attended the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ. While at the meeting, Tolulope Ajayi gave a podium presentation entitled “Modeling Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis Through NonInvasive ACL Rupture in Rats.” This project was completed by lab alumni Shannon Brown […]

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