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Meet the Sharma Lab Team

Blanka Sharma, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

B.A. Sc, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1999

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2005

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic

Contact, awards, and selected publications

Graduate Students

Madison Temples

Doctoral Candidate

3D Tumor Models

mtemples@ufl.edu

Shreedevi Kumar

Doctoral Candidate

Immunomodulation, Oxidative Stress, Osteoarthritis

shreedevikumar@ufl.edu

Tolu Ajayi

Doctoral Candidate

Magnetic Nanoparticles, Osteoarthritis

t.ajayi@ufl.edu

Jessica Aldrich

Doctoral Student

Drug delivery, nanoparticles, Osteoarthritis

jessica.aldrich@ufl.edu

Suzanne Lightsey

Doctoral Student

3D Tumor Models

suzannelightsey@ufl.edu

Masters Students

Tiffany Conklin

Biomedical Engineering

Quincy Barton

Biomedical Engineering


Undergraduate Students

Joseph Soto

Biomedical Engineering

Arjun Panicker

Chemical Engineering

Pre-Med Track

Chelsea Rosen

Biomedical Engineering

Lab Alumni

Doctoral and Post-doctoral

Isaac Adjei, PhD – Assistant Professor at Texas A&M

Shannon Brown, PhD – VP of Research at 42Bio

Masters

Phoebe Nimocks 

Khushboo Undavia – Research Associate at Editas Medicine

Lei Wang – PhD Student in Biomedical Sciences, University of Florida

Jahnelle Jordan – Medical Communications Associate at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Vrunda Trivedi

Sabyasachu Bandyopadhyay

Heather Gruber (Diffey) – Senior Supplier Quality Engineer at Medtronic


Undergraduates

Rafeala Vieira

Savannah Guyot– Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alexandria Ozycz – Medical Device Consultant for Boston Scientific

Jessica Hornyak – Clinical Cardiac Specialist for Abbott Labs

Patrick Lehman – Santa Fe College

Olivia Liseth – 

Ryan Jungels – Quality Engineer for RTI Surgical

Jake Pistiner – Founder of Circulatech

Sophia Bou-Ghannam – PhD Student University of Utah

Arron Johnston 

Erin Euliano

Tyler Richards

Leo Rhodes


Student Science Training Program (SSTP) participants

Diya Jayram

Kelly Tran

Saagar Patel

Maxwell Rosen

Noble Patidar