UF BME proudly welcomes Markia Bowe, Ph.D., as an instructional assistant professor!
With a dedication to higher education, Bowe completed her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of Florida in 2023. Guided by Dr. Kyle Allen, her research exemplifies her commitment to advancing the field. Her educational journey began at Kettering University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Biological Engineering in 2017. Her research focuses on understanding the relationship between subchondral bone remodeling, gait changes, and pain in osteoarthritis.
During her undergraduate years, Bowe actively contributed to the educational ecosystem by tutoring fellow students through the National Society of Black Engineers and the Black Unity Congress. Her enthusiasm for teaching grew as a graduate student, where she served as a teaching assistant for two undergraduate courses and delivered guest lectures for the biomedical engineering department. Recognizing the significance of merging education with outreach, she co-founded the Bahamian Collegiate Advancement Society, dedicated to increasing international student representation in universities through precollege programs.
Additionally, Bowe served as a mechanical engineering stream instructor for the Bahamas Engineering Technology Advancement group, promoting STEM education among high school students. Her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident in her leadership roles. She played a pivotal role in the University of Florida’s BME Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access committee, spearheading initiatives to cultivate an inclusive environment within the department. Her advocacy includes planning events that celebrate diversity, fostering open communication between students and faculty, and collaborating with various organizations on impactful STEM outreach efforts.