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Postdoc Highlight: Nora Hlavac

Nora Hlavac, Ph.D. Lab: Biomimetic Materials and Neural Engineering Lab, PI: Dr. Christine E. Schmidt Hometown: Charleston, SC Degree: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech Year you became a Gator: 2019 From which institutions do you hold degrees? BS, Bioengineering, Clemson (2014); PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech… Read More

Gunduz inducted into prestigious UF Graduate Honor Society

Dr. Aysegul Gunduz, associate professor, has been selected for induction into the 2020 class of the UF Graduate School Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The Bouchet Society, named for the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in the United… Read More

Student Spotlight: Robert Accolla

Robert Accolla Lab: Stabler Lab Hometown: Yorktown, VA Degree/current status: Ph.D. Candidate Year you became a Gator: 2017 From which institutions do you hold degrees? Virginia Tech, BA in Biological Systems Engineering Research focus: My research focuses on biomaterials fabrication… Read More

BME student awarded Tau Beta Pi Fellowship

Congratulations to Shreedevi Kumar, Ph.D. candidate, who was a recipient of the Tau Beta Pi Fellowship award. Kumar conducts research in the Sharma Laboratory and focuses on the use of biomaterial properties and cell-material interactions for drug delivery of therapeutics… Read More

Sharma recipient of the Pramod P. Khargonekar Junior Faculty Award for Excellence

Blanka Sharma, Ph.D., assistant professor, has been named the recipient of the 2019-2020 Pramod P. Khargonekar Junior Faculty Award for Excellence. This recognition is awarded each year at the conclusion of the tenure process to the tenure candidate who best… Read More

UF BME proudly welcomes four assistant professors

BME continues its steady growth by welcoming FOUR new assistant professors.   Ivana Parker, Ph.D., is a Fulbright Scholar who recently completed a year-long study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her project assesses the risk of… Read More

BME student selected as HWCOE Commencement Student Speaker

Yao Xiao, Ph.D. Yao Xiao recently earned her Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Florida in 2020. She obtained her M.S. degree in computer science from Florida International University in 2016, and a B.E. degree in software… Read More

Undergraduate Highlight: Mark Maynes

Mark Maynes Lab: Biomimetic Materials & Neural Engineering Lab, PI: Dr. Christine E. Schmidt Hometown: Hudson, Florida Research focus: Apoptosis Lung Decellularization and Peripheral Nerve Injuries Fun fact: I have transcripts from 4 different colleges. Plans for the future?: Take… Read More

Undergraduate Highlight: Tran Ngo

Tran Ngo Lab: Biomimetic Materials & Neural Engineering Lab, PI: Dr. Christine E. Schmidt Hometown: Tampa, FL Research focus: My research focuses on applying 3D bioprinting technique for nerve tissue engineering applications. Peripheral nerve injury is a frequent occurrence affecting… Read More

Undergraduate Highlight: Alexis Brake

Alexis Brake Lab: Neuroprostheses Research Lab PI: Dr. Kevin Otto Hometown: Tampa, Fl Research focus: Broadly, I am interested in neuroinflammation. In the NPR Lab, my research has focused on the foreign body response to neural implants. Nearly 2.5 million… Read More