BME News

Ph.D. student awarded prestigious USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Bryce Shirk, a Ph.D. student in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, who has been awarded the prestigious USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Predoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship will… Read More

Ph.D. student recognized as a Rising BME Scholar at the 2024 Rising Scholars Conference

We are thrilled to announce that Ph.D. student Grace Lowor has been recognized as a Rising BME Scholar at the 2024 Rising Scholars Conference. This prestigious event will be held at the University of Illinois Chicago from June 19 to… Read More

Ferris named UF Research Foundation Professor

Dr. Daniel Ferris, the Robert W. Adenbaum Professor in Engineering Innovation at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, is among the University of Florida’s (UF) most productive and promising researchers named to the 2024 cohort of UF… Read More

The University of Florida Human Neuromechanics Laboratory shines at the MOBI Awards 2024 with two prestigious wins

The University of Florida’s Human Neuromechanics Laboratory, led by Dr. Daniel Ferris, is celebrating a significant achievement in mobile brain imaging. Two researchers from the lab, Chang Liu, Ph.D., and Noelle Jacobsen, Ph.D., have been honored with the prestigious Mobile… Read More

Student Spotlight: Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez (Nickname: Juancho) Lab: BEAT Cancer Lab Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (For now 😉) Hometown: Maracay, Venezuela Research focus: Ecological dynamics modeling of non-small cell lung cancer. Fun fact: I love to run and my fastest 5k is 27 minutes… Read More

Student Spotlight: Karen Siena Villancio-Wolter

Karen Siena Villancio-Wolter Lab: Human Neuromechanics Lab Degree: I am graduating with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering Research focus: Assistive lower-limb robotics and rehabilitation biomechanics Fun fact: I love exploring national parks! What motivates you?  From a very young age,… Read More

Student Spotlight: Jenielle Urquia

Jenielle Urquia Lab: Dr. Jennifer A. Nichols Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory Degree: I am graduating with my Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Hometown: Lake Mary, Florida Research focus: Evaluating force propagation across the thumb joints in individuals with Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis. What… Read More

Student Spotlight: Madeleine McCreary

Madeleine McCreary Lab: Human Neuromechanics Lab Degree: Undergraduate Hometown: Tarpon Spring, FL Research focus: The effects of stroboscopic visual perturbations on standing balance. By developing more accessible fall-prevention paradigms, they can be utilized by a larger proportion of the population.… Read More

Student Spotlight: Paulina Kapuscinska 

Paulina Kapuscinska Lab: Murfee Lab Degree: MS Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL Research focus: Microvasculature and Angiogenesis What attracted you to UF BME? I did my undergrad here, so I was familiar with the staff and the town. Also, the 4+1… Read More

Lewis awarded $2M grant to Investigate Cryptococcal Vomocytosis

Dr. Jamal Lewis, an associate professor at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious $2M grant from the National Institutes of Health, specifically the National Institute of General Medical Sciences MIRA for established… Read More