Albina Mikhaylova

Education: Combined Bachelor and Master of Science, Department of Electromechanical Engineering specializing in medical devices, Moscow N.E. Baumann State Technical University, Moscow, Russia. Doctor of Philosophy, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida. Thesis: “Iron Biomineralization of brain Tissue and Neurodegenerative Disorders.”

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Why UF BME: People! Antony Brennan, Jon Dobson and Chris Batich, who I consider to be my forever mentor

What’s the best advice you have received: Actually, a quote attributed to Catherine the Great: “I am one of the people who love the why of things.” Isn’t it a great motto for a scientist? The 2nd quote to live by: “It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” Sir Winston Churchill

What’s your favorite UF BME memory: Singing in the empty laboratory at 3am!

What are your hobbies: Collecting brainy quotes! Culinary tourism

What’s your passion that keeps you motivated to be in the Biomedical Industry: The intrinsic trans-disciplinary nature of the field; convergence of engineering, medicine, life sciences and education; ability to extend the fundamental knowledge to the translational applications.

What are the qualities you value most in people: Integrity of mind and character; “A quiet conscience makes one strong!” Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl