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Bryan James has paper published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

May 20th, 2020

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate/NIH F31 Fellow Bryan James for his research article, “MechanoBioTester: A Decoupled Multistimulus Cell Culture Device for Studying Complex Microenvironments In Vitro,” being published in the journal, ACS […]

Congratulations to Gantt Meredith for completing his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering

May 18th, 2020

Gantt completed his undergraduate studies this Spring 2020 in Biomedical Engineering. He participated in the Allen Research Group and was the Secretary for the UF Chapter of the Society For […]

Congratulations to Nirja Shah on completing her Undergraduate Honors Thesis!

May 18th, 2020

Nirja presented over Zoom her Undergraduate Honors Thesis titled, “A 3D Hydrogel Model to Assess Endothelial Cell-Macrophage Interactions in Simulated Microgravity” on April 23rd, 2020. Nirja has been mentored by […]

Dr. Josephine Allen Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Apr 2nd, 2020

“Josephine Allen, Ph.D., associate professor and Genzyme Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was elected to The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows on March 24, 2020. […]

Sophia Saenz accepted into UF Undergraduate Scholars Program

Apr 2nd, 2020

Congratulations BME Undergraduate Sophia Saenz for being accepted to the prestigious University of Florida Undergraduate Scholars Program! https://scholars.ufl.edu/

Heather Ursino wins UF SFB Biomaterials Day logo contest!

Feb 7th, 2020

PhD student Heather Ursino designed the winning logo that will be used for the 9th Annual UF Biomaterials Day symposium to be held March 12, 2020. You can find out […]

Student Spotlight: Bryan James

Feb 7th, 2020

PhD candidate and NIH Predoctoral Fellow Bryan James was highlighted in the December 2019 Student Spotlight by the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering. The article can be read […]

Bryan James presents at the UF SMARTS 2020

Bryan James presents at the UF SMARTS 2020

Feb 7th, 2020

Ph.D. candidate and NIH predoctoral fellow Bryan James presents his latest work, “DNA Aptamer-collagen complex-based biomaterials” at the UF Soft Matter Applied Research and Technology Symposium (SMARTS) 2020. Part of […]

Bryan James has paper published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Dec 18th, 2019

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate/NIH F31 Fellow Bryan James for his research article, “Oligomer Length Defines the Self-Assembly of Single-Stranded DNA–Collagen Complex Fibers,” being published in the journal, ACS Biomaterials Science […]

Congratulations to Zion Iverson on graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Science in Biology!

Dec 17th, 2019

During her time at UF, Zion has worked as an undergraduate researcher in the Allen Lab for almost three years. She has also conducted her research abroad at a host […]

Bryan James represents Allen Lab at TERMIS-AM Annual Meeting in Orlando

Dec 8th, 2019

Bryan James represented the Allen Lab at the TERMIS-AM conference this December. He presented a poster of his work on A Decoupled Multi-Stimulus Bioreactor for Studying Complex Chemo-Mechanical Microenvironments In […]

Bryan James has paper published in Materials Science & Engineering: C

Dec 3rd, 2019

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate/NIH F31 Fellow Bryan James for his research article, “Palm readings: Manicaria saccifera palm fibers are biocompatible textiles with low immunogenicity,” being published in the journal, Materials Science & […]

Bryan James presents poster at the 8th Annual Pruitt Research Day

Dec 3rd, 2019

Ph.D. candidate and NIH F31 fellow, Bryan James, presented a poster of his work, DNA aptamer-Collagen Complex-based Biomaterials.

Dr. Allen returns home to Evanston, Illinois to receive the Evanston Township High School Distinguished Alumni Award

Dec 3rd, 2019

The distinguished alumni award program at ETHS was established to recognize and honor the accomplishments of outstanding graduates and to celebrate them as role models that can inspire today’s students […]

Krista Dulany, PhD has paper published in JBMR

Oct 23rd, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Krista Dulany for her research article, “In vitro and in vivo biocompatibility assessment of free radical scavenging nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration,” being published in the […]

Bryan James represents Allen Lab at BMES Annual Conference in Philadelphia

Oct 23rd, 2019

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

Bryan James has award-winning STEM outreach activity published!

Sep 27th, 2019

This quater’s issue of Biomaterials Forum, the official newsletter of the Society For Biomaterials, features Bryan’s award-winning STEM outreach activity on the properties of bone and metallic biomaterials for bone […]

Congratulations to sophomore undergraduate Paxton Guerin for being accepted into the upper division BME program!

Sep 27th, 2019

Congratulations to Paxton Guerin, sophomore undergraduate, for being accepted into the UF upper division biomedical engineering (BME) program. Paxton started working in the Allen Lab this past Spring. She is […]

Sophia Saenz, junior BME undergraduate, studies abroad in Singapore!

Sep 16th, 2019

Hi, my name is Sophia Saenz and for the fall semester of my 3rd year as a biomedical engineering student, I am studying at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. It […]

Allen Lab hosts high school student Anastacia van Gent!

Jul 29th, 2019

I am Anastacia van Gent, an incoming senior at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, FL and I worked in the Allen Lab this summer as a member of the UF […]

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 for 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 […]