BME News

BME Ph.D. candidate awarded NIH F31 NRSA Fellowship

Chris Ludtka, a Ph.D. candidate in the Josephine Allen Lab, received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship for his project titled, Sex-Specific Angiogenic Responses of Vascular Cells to Simulated… Read More

Doctoral student accepted to attend NeuroPixels & Openscope Workshop

Doctoral student Ta-Tyonna Buck from Dr. Williams’ Lab has been accepted to attend the NeuroPixels & Openscope Workshop at the Allen Institute in Seattle, Washington. Buck will have the opportunity to work with other top scientists and researchers in the… Read More

J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering announces new chair

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has selected Dr. Cherie Stabler as the new chair of the J. Crayton Family Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). Stabler, Ph.D., is the Integra LifeSciences & UF Foundation Preeminence Term Professor in BME. She… Read More

New approach to treat chronic inflammation offers potential for safer and more effective therapies

Drs. Gregory Hudalla, Benjamin Keselowsky, and team members have a new paper published in the high-profile interdisciplinary research journal Nature Biomedical Engineering. The paper is entitled, Suppression of local inflammation via galectin-anchored indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase. Current treatments for chronic inflammation, such… Read More

Taylor receives AR3T pilot grant

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Taylor for being awarded an Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T) pilot grant. The AR3T Pilot Funding Program supports researchers in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary Regenerative Rehabilitation research projects. The overall goal of… Read More

Student Spotlight: Zoe Isabella Barinaga

Name: Zoe Isabella Barinaga Lab: Dr. Kyle Allen – OrthoBME Lab Hometown: Houston, Texas Research focus: AI applications in preclinical osteoarthritis research Fun fact: I figure skate! What motivates you? Knowing that my career will help advance our understanding of… Read More

Student Spotlight: Zaid Abu-Mowis 

Zaid Abu-Mowis Lab: Allen Lab Hometown: Amman, Jordan Research focus: My research revolves around biomaterials and regenerative medicine. Specifically, I have explored two projects: the ability of a new drug-releasing stent to reduce thrombosis and restenosis and the effects of… Read More

Student Spotlight: Fernanda L. Campos Ramirez

Fernanda L. Campos Ramirez Lab: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab Hometown: Coral Springs Research focus: Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis (CMC OA) and its effects on range of motion and joint coordination Fun fact: I’ve lived in five countries throughout my life! What motivates you?… Read More

BME grad program rises to #12 in public U.S. News rankings

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering continues to rise in rankings, now #12 nationally among the top public engineering schools for graduate biomedical/bioengineering degrees, according to U.S. News & World Report. Chosen by the department chairs of… Read More

BME faculty and students receive UF and HWCOE Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2022-2023 Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards: Dr. Kyle Allen received the UF Doctoral Mentoring Award This honor, based on an extensive review of their credentials, letters of… Read More