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Principal Investigator

Cherie Stabler, Ph.D.

Professor and Integra LifeSciences Term Professor

AIMBE Fellow 

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Florida State University

Email: cstabler@bme.ufl.edu

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Laboratory Manager

Irayme Labrada

Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences (AALAS)

Postdoctoral Associates

Nicholas Abuid, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Florida

B.S., Texas A&M University

Email. njabuid93@ufl.edu

Research Interests: Engineering ultra-thin, functionalized coatings for islet encapsulation

Ying Li, M.E., Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Florida

M.Eng., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University / B.S., Bioengineering, Central South University

Email: yl2373@ufl.edu

Research Interests: Immunological host responses to biomaterials and design of immunomodulatory biomaterials

Ph.D. Students

Smit Patel

Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut

Email. smit31@ufl.edu

Research InterestsEngineering biomimetic pancreatic islet microsystems for multiparametric monitoring

Robert Accolla

NIH NRSA F31 Fellowship Awardee

Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Inst And State Univ

Email. raccolla@ufl.edu

Research Interests: Biomaterial drug delivery systems, 3-D printing scaffolds for islet transplantation

Magdalena Samojlik, M.S.

NIH NIDDK T32 Fellow

Ph.D. Canidate, Biomedical Engineering

M.S, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida / B.S.,Biomedical Sciences, University of South Florida

Email: samojlik@ufl.edu

Research Interests: Engineering in vitro platforms to study islet-immune interactions

Edgar Cubillo

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, 

Email: edgarcubillo@ufl.edu

Taylor Lansberry

Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, West Virginia University

Email: taylorlansberry@ufl.edu

Masters Students

Pei-Shan Huang, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Wei-Chun Weng, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Undergraduate Students

Jose Torres, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Layan Hanouch, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Shelby Hucharski, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Sofia Alemar, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Baltazar Lopez Sardi, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Ashley Norris, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Amberlyn Hauck, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

Caterian Zientek, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

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