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 a gap year and then go to graduate school.

What motivates you?:
I enjoy learning new topics and have a strong passion for the field of BME to improve the quality of life for people.

What attracted you to UF BME?:
The University of Florida is the best school in the state and one of the only schools that offers BME on top of the advanced research going on here. It was a no-brainer decision for me go to UF BME after I got an AA at Saint Petersburg College.

What I love about Gainesville:
Fall season and football games. It was nothing like my first fall in Gainesville. The spirit and the games made a cheerful and energetic atmosphere throughout the season.

Motivational Quote:
Seriously learn from your failures and do not give up on your goals!

Honors and awards:
MINDS Scholar