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Congratulations to Dr. Allen for receiving the University of Florida Term Professorship

Jul 17th, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for receiving the University of Florida Term Professorship for 2019-2022 in recognition of her excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Bryan James on receiving an NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship!

Jun 23rd, 2019

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Bryan James on receiving a National Institute of Health (NIH) F31 Predoctoral training grant to be funded through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)! […]

Congratulations to Dr. Allen and Dr. Moore for being awarded a Space Research Initiative grant!

Jun 23rd, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Allen and Dr. Moore for being awarded a research grant from the Space Research Initiative (SRI), entitled  “A 3D hydrogel model to assess endothelial cell-macrophage interactions in […]

The Allen Lab goes and returns from Space!

Jun 12th, 2019

After several years of planning, optimizations and numerous launch attempts, the Allen lab has successfully launched their research on cardiovascular cells to the International Space Station (ISS).  Dr. Josephine Allen […]

Congratulations to Dr. Krista Marie Dulany for graduating from the Materials Science and Engineering Department!

May 9th, 2019

Krista worked in the Allen Research Group on her doctoral thesis entitled “Investigation of Free Radical Scavenging Composite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering”.  Dr. Dulany is the 3rd member of […]

Congratulations to Bryan James for passing his proposal defense

Congratulations to Bryan James for passing his proposal defense

May 3rd, 2019

Congratulations to Bryan James for successfully passing his oral proposal defense on the response of male and female endothelial cells in chemo-mechanical microenvironments. He has officially advanced into doctoral candidacy!

Ph.D. student Bryan James recognized at MSE Awards Banquet

May 3rd, 2019

Bryan was recognized at the MSE Department’s 60th Anniversary Awards Banquet. He was a recipient of a $500 award from the Bette and Paul Holloway Fund as well as recognized […]

Ph.D. student Bryan James wins 1st Place in SFB Biomaterials Education Challenge

Apr 8th, 2019

Bryan James, MSE Ph.D. student in the Allen Lab and Outreach Coordinator for the UF Chapter of the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) wins 1st Place in the SFB Education Challenge […]

Ph.D. student Bryan James represents Allen Lab at SFB Annual Conference in Seattle, WA

Apr 8th, 2019

Bryan James represented the Allen Lab at the SFB national conference this April. He presented a poster of his work on, “A Decoupled Multi-Stimulus Bioreactor for Studying Complex Chemo-Mechanical Microenvironments […]

Ph.D. student Bryan James helps organize 8th annual UF Biomaterials Day Symposium

Mar 18th, 2019

The University of Florida Chapter of the Society for Biomaterials hosted its 8th Annual Biomaterials Day research symposium on Monday, March 18th, 2019 in J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom and […]

ECE undergraduate Nicolas Montoya presents poster on bioreactor control system at the 8th annual UF Biomaterials Day Symposium

Mar 18th, 2019

Nicolas presented his work developing an open-source, inexpensive control system using Arduino microcontrollers to automate the functionality of the bioreactor systems generating fluid flow (controlling a MasterFlex peristaltic pump), cyclic […]

Ph.D. student Bryan James teaches 7th graders about biomaterials

Mar 7th, 2019

As the Outreach Coordinator for the UF Chapter of the Society for Biomaterials, Ph.D. student Bryan James designed a classroom lesson geared towards middle school students about osseous (bone) biomaterials. […]

Congratulations to Dr. Krista M. Dulany!

Feb 28th, 2019

Congratulations to Krista Marie Dulany for successfully defending her doctoral thesis “Investigation of Free Radical Scavenging Composite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering”. She is the third member of the Allen Lab […]

Nicolas Montoya accepted into UF Undergraduate Scholars Program

Feb 14th, 2019

Congratulations ECE Undergraduate Nicolas Montoya in being accepted to the prestigious University of Florida Undergraduate Scholars Program! https://scholars.ufl.edu/

Bryan James has review paper published!

Oct 23rd, 2018

Congratulations to Bryan James for his review paper, “Vascular endothelial cell behavior in complex mechanical microenvironments,” being accepted for publication in the journal, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00628  

Congratulations to Allison Goins for successfully defending her thesis dissertation!

Oct 22nd, 2018

Congratulations to Allison Goins for successfully defending her doctoral thesis on “Engineering a Biomimetic Scaffold for Small Diameter Blood Vessel Tissue Engineering”. She is the second member of the Allen […]

Bryan James represents Allen Lab at BMES Annual Conference in Atlanta

Oct 22nd, 2018

Bryan James represented the Allen Lab at the BMES national conference this October. He presented a poster of his work on Spatial Command of PDMS Optical and Mechanical Properties by […]

Summer Experience Update – Gabriela

Summer Experience Update – Gabriela

Aug 8th, 2018

I am Gabriela Alvarez-Azanedo and I recently graduated from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. My exposure to biomedical research as part of […]

A Summer in the Swamp: A First Hand Look into the Life of a Biomedical Engineer

A Summer in the Swamp: A First Hand Look into the Life of a Biomedical Engineer

Jul 23rd, 2018

Hi, my name is Jeffrey Butler and I am a senior, Dual Degree Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering student at Morehouse College. My interests are in Thermodynamics and Jet Propulsion; […]

Congratulations to our own Ph.D. student Bryan James and Ph.D. Candidate Juliette Experton in the Martin Research Group in the UF Department of Chemistry for being awarded an American Chemical Society Local Section Science Café Mini-Grant!

Jul 23rd, 2018

Congratulations to our own Ph.D. student Bryan James and Ph.D. Candidate Juliette Experton in the Martin Research Group in the UF Department of Chemistry for being awarded an American Chemical […]

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for receiving the Genzyme Professorship of Materials Science and Engineering.

Jul 10th, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for receiving the Genzyme Professorship of Materials and Engineering. This 5-year term professorship is in recognition of her excellence in research. The Genzyme professorship was established […]

Congratulations to Allison Goins and Krista Dulany for their recent publication acceptances!

Jul 10th, 2018

Congratulations to Allison Goins and Krista Dulany for their recent publication acceptances! Allison’s paper, “Fabrication of a Compliant Bilayer Scaffold for Small Diameter Vascular Graft Applications,” was accepted into the Journal of Biomaterial Materials Science […]

The Allen Lab is excited to welcome two new undergraduate students, Jeffrey Butler and Gabriela Alvarez for Summer 2018!

Jul 10th, 2018

Both Jeffrey and Gabriela are joining our research program Summer 2018 Jeffrey is a Senior, Dual Degree Applied Physics, and Mechanical Engineering Major at Morehouse College. He will be participating […]

Congratulations to PhD student Bryan James and his international collaborators based at the University of Toronto (UofT) for winning the prestigious Hydrogen Student Design Contest!

Jul 10th, 2018

Congratulations to PhD student Bryan James and his international collaborators based at the University of Toronto (UofT) for winning the prestigious Hydrogen Student Design Contest! The contest is an annual, […]

Dr. Allen Visits Morehouse College

Dr. Allen Visits Morehouse College

Jul 10th, 2018

Dr. Allen visits Morehouse College to give a seminar about the work going on in the Allen lab as well as meet with students and discuss life as a faculty […]

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for receiving the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 2018 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Award

Jul 10th, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for receiving the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 2018 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Award for the development of a novel multi-modal bioreactor.  […]

Congratulations to Allison Goins and Krista Dulany for being selected for CTSI Pilot Project Awards

Apr 12th, 2018

Congratulations to Allison Goins and Krista Dulany for being selected for 2018 CTSI Pilot Project Awards (Non Patient-Oriented Clinical/Translational Research). They were each awarded $7,500 dollars for the following projects: […]

Congratulations to undergraduate student Zion Iverson on her acceptance into the University of Florida’s Summer Undergraduate International Research Program (SUIRP)

Mar 5th, 2018

Congratulations to undergraduate student Zion Iverson on her acceptance into the University of Florida’s Summer Undergraduate International Research Program (SUIRP).  Zion will spend 10 weeks working at The University of […]

Congratulations to Dr. Vidhya Ramaswamy for Graduating in December 2017 Commencement

Congratulations to Dr. Vidhya Ramaswamy for Graduating in December 2017 Commencement

Jan 12th, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Vidhya Ramaswamy for graduating in December 2017 Commencement.

The Allen Lab’s Research was Highlighted in the June Issue of UPWARD Magazine

Jun 29th, 2017

The Allen Lab’s Research was Highlighted in the June Issue of UPWARD Magazine. The June issue of UPWARD, a magazine of the ISS National Lab, includes an article describing the […]

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for Being Awarded Tenure and the Status of Associate Professor!

Jun 29th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for Being Awarded Tenure and the Status of Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida! Congratulations on your Academic Achievements Dr. […]

Congratulations to Vidhya Ramaswamy for Successfully Defending her Thesis Dissertation!

Jun 29th, 2017

Congratulations to Vidhya Ramaswamy for successfully defending her thesis dissertation on Local, Structural, and Systemic Cues for Vascular Tissue Engineering. She is the first student from the Allen Lab to complete her […]

Check out the Allen Lab’s feature in Gainesville’s Our Town Magazine!

May 15th, 2017

The Allen Lab was recently interviewed for the segment titled “UF in Space” for their research on vascular cell behavior in simulated microgravity and how their work is going to move […]

The Allen Lab is excited to welcome two new undergraduate students, Brandon Applewhite and Zion Iverson!

May 15th, 2017

Both Brandon and Zion are joining our research program Summer 2017 Brandon is a junior Chemical Engineering major at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and will be […]

The Allen Lab is pleased to welcome Dr. Agata Zupanska to our group as a Research Assistant Scientist!

Apr 18th, 2017

The Allen Lab is pleased to Welcome Dr. Agata Zupanska to our group as a Research Assistant Scientist.  Dr. Zupanska will be joining the team to work on the active […]

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for receiving the University of Florida Term Professorship

Mar 18th, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for receiving the University of Florida Term Professorship for 2017-2020 in recognition of her excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Congratulations to Rachel DeNapoli for being accepted into UF’s University Scholars Program!

Mar 14th, 2017

Congratulations to Rachel DeNapoli for being accepted into UF’s University Scholars Program where undergraduate students are exposed to research by working one-on-one with UF faculty on a full research project. […]

Congratulations to Krista Dulany for passing her proposal defense!

Feb 22nd, 2017

Congratulations to Krista Dulany for successfully passing her oral proposal defense on the development of a functionally graded, free radical scavenging scaffold for bone tissue regeneration. She has officially advanced into […]

Congratulations to Taylor Repetto for being accepted to present at SFB

Feb 7th, 2017

Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher Taylor Repetto on getting her abstract on “A Novel Tri-Component Polymeric Electrospun Scaffold for Vascular Tissue Engineering” accepted for a poster presentation at the Society For […]

Allen Lab Research is going to SPACE!

Jan 9th, 2017

Congratulations to the Allen Lab for being selected for the Space Research Initiative and the Florida Space Institute to conduct research aboard the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. The […]

The Allen Lab receives NASA funded GeneLab Innovation Award for Translational Systems Biology

Nov 21st, 2016

The Allen lab is proud to announce that we were awarded the NASA funded GeneLab Innovation Awards for Translational Systems Biology. This 2 year award is based upon open-access spaceflight […]

Congratulations to Allison Goins for successfully passing her proposal defense!

Sep 6th, 2016

Congratulations to Allison Goins for successfully passing her oral proposal defense on the development of a biphasic poly(acrylic acid) and chitosan scaffold for chronic wound healing. She has officially advanced […]

Publication featured on Cover of Summer Issue of Gravitational and Space Research!

Aug 4th, 2016

Congratulations to the Allen Lab on publishing our recent manuscript “Altered Functions of Human Blood Derived Vascular Endothelial Cells by Simulated Microgravity” in the July issue of Gravitational and Space […]

Congrats to our SSTP students Bobbi-Ann Matheson and Heta Patel

Jul 28th, 2016

Bobbi-Ann Matheson and Heta Patel are rising high school seniors selected from various high schools around Florida to participate in the Student Science Training Program (SSTP) and spend their summer at the University […]

Congratulations to Elliott Dirr for Successfully Passing his Oral Proposal Defense!

Jun 7th, 2016

Congratulations to Elliott Dirr for successfully passing his oral proposal defense on the development of a VEGFR-2/VEGFR-3 heterodimerizing aptamer assembly to induce lymphangiogenesis. He has officially advanced into candidacy.

The Allen Lab Welcomes Saleigh Derico from Spelman College!

May 12th, 2016

The Allen Lab welcomes Saleigh Derico from Spelman College! Saleigh is an undergraduate student from Spelman College studying both mathematics and industrial engineering. This Summer, she is joining our group […]

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for being awarded the Faculty Excellence Award at the university level!

Apr 29th, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Allen for being selected by the UF provost’s office as the 2016 recipient of Faculty Excellence Award. Dr. Allen has won this award at both the college […]

Congratulations to Allison Goins for being judged Best Poster at ICTSE Symposium!

Apr 28th, 2016

Allison was awarded Best Poster at the Institute for Cell & Tissue Science and Engineering 1st Annual Symposium. She was awarded a $150 shopping spree at the University Bookstore.