Members

Principal Investigator:

Josephine Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Genzyme Professor of Materials and Engineering

  • University of Florida

    206 Rhines Hall

    P.O. Box 116400

    Gainesville, FL 32608

 Josephine Allen, Ph.D.

Graduate Students:

Bryan James, B.A.Sc

Materials Science and Engineering

Ph.D. Candidate
NIH Predoctoral Fellow

My research focuses on endothelial cell behavior in response to combinations of chemo-mechanical stimuli. These stimuli include chemical factors, fluid shear stress, stretching, pressure, substrate stiffness, and substrate topography, which together make up the complex microenvironment. I am investigating the differences in male and female endothelial cells in these complex environments to better understand sex disparities in disease and develop more effective biomaterials for personalized medicine.

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Bryan James

Heather Ursino

Materials Science and Engineering

Ph.D. Student

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Heather Ursino

Chris Ludtka

Biomedical Engineering

Ph.D. Student

Chris Ludtka

Undergraduate Students:

Mandela Lee

Biomedical Engineering


Sophia Saenz

Biomedial Engineering


Paxton Guerin

Biomedical Engineering

Former Students:

Graduate Students:

Undergraduate Students:

  • Krista Dulany, Ph.D.
  • Tanaya Roy, M.S.
  • Allison Goins, Ph.D.
  • Ceran Messam
  • Niveda Cheralathan, M.S.
  • Vidhya Ramaswamy, Ph.D.
  • Elliott Dirr
  • Hilary Cunkle M.S.
  • Megan Malara
  • Austin Minkowski, M.S.
  • Logan May, M.S.
  • Jordan Ball, M.S.
  • Michael Springer, M.S.
  • Nirja Shah
  • Gantt Meredith
  • Noah Baughman
  • Nicolas Montoya
  • Alana Jones
  • Zion Iverson
  • Katie Hepburn
  • Bobbi-Ann Matheson
  • Scott Parker
  • Chris Cotter
  • Rachel DeNapoli
  • Adam Kelley
  • Taylor Repetto
  • Logan Kraus
  • Philip Mackie
  • Jamarcus Robertson
  • Shan Ahmad
  • Patrick Brown
  • Tori Ellison
  • Sean Irby
  • Mikayla Hall
  • Brittany Hicks
  • Daniel Moody
  • Bryan Dollinger
  • Ren Geryak
  • Steven Horowitz
  • Stefany Holguin
  • Nadeem Elkouri
  • Kyle Foster
  • Steven Horowitz
  • Tess Fielder
  • Stephanie Sultan