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Savannah Dewberry

Savannah Dewberry

Savannah Dewberry Ph.D. student Biomedical Engineering ls.dewberry@ufl.edu Neurostimulation and chronic pain [expand title=”Read more”] Savannah received her B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016. Her undergraduate research under Dr. Robert Sorge focused on the behavioral psychology of nociception, with a paper establishing a novel zebrafish model for chronic pain. She worked at […]

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Ian Malone

Ian Malone

Ian Malone Ph.D. student Electrical Engineering malonei@ufl.edu LinkedIn Profile Neural interfaces and neural stimulation [expand title=”Read more”]Ian completed his BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida in 2016. He is now pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering focusing on neural implants and stimulation to encourage neural regeneration after injury. [/expand]  

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Ray Ward

Ray Ward

Ray Ward Biomedical Engineering wr4yflorida@ufl.edu [expand title=”Read more”]Ray Ward is a fourth year biomedical engineering student, most interested in the implications of long-term foreign body response on the application of neural implants in modern medicine. He plans on pursuing a PhD and hopes to contribute to the development of novel treatment options for patients with […]

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Morgan Urdaneta

Morgan Urdaneta

Morgan Urdaneta Ph.D. student Interdisciplinary Science with specialization in Neuroscience morgan.urdaneta@ufl.edu Neural Interfaces and Neurostimulation [expand title=”Read more”]After a brief period of Medical School at the Universidad de Carabobo (Venezuela), Morgan received his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from The University of North Florida in 2015. For more than three years, he worked with Dr. Amy […]

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Elliott Dirr

Elliott Dirr

Elliott Dirr Ph.D. student Biomedical Engineering edirr@ufl.edu LinkedIn Profile Neural interfaces and neural stimulation [expand title=”Read more”]Elliott received his B.S. in biomedical engineering with a minor in entrepreneurship from The Ohio State University in 2014. His undergraduate research focused on the effect of intrastriatal injection of alpha-synuclein fibrils on ultrasonic vocalizations in rats under Dr. […]

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Lauren Lester

Lauren Lester

Lauren Lester Mechanical Engineering laurenlester@ufl.edu Neural interfaces and drug delivery [expand title=”Read more”]Lauren is a first year mechanical engineering undergrad at the University of Florida with a focus on bio-mechanics. This is Lauren’s first lab setting and is very enthusiastic to get involved with research.[/expand]

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Alexis Brake

Alexis Brake

Alexis Brake Biomedical Engineering / Dance abrake@ufl.edu Neural interfaces and immunohistochemistry [expand title=”Read more”]Alexis is currently in her third year as a biomedical engineering major at the University of Florida. Her current research interests are in investigating the Foreign Body Response in the African Spiny Mouse . After graduating, Alexis looks forward to attending a […]

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Jamie Murbach

Jamie Murbach

Jamie Murbach Ph.D. Student Materials Science and Engineering jam8744@ufl.edu Neural interfaces and drug delivery [expand title=”Read more”]Jamie completed her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration in polymeric materials and a minor in chemistry from Clemson University in 2016. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University […]

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Avi Matarasso

Avi Matarasso

Avi Matarasso Chemical Engineering avimatarasso@ufl.edu [expand title=”Read more”] Avi is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering student with an Electrical Engineering minor. Avi is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, and is currently researching histology aspects of TEENI electrode implants. His research interests include brain-computer and peripheral interfaces, electrochemical brain signals, and their interactions […]

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Seth Currlin

Seth Currlin

Seth Currlin Ph.D. student Interdisciplinary Science with specialization in Neuroscience scurrlin@ufl.edu Neural implants and neural stimulation [expand title=”Read more”]Seth earned his B.S. (2011) in Biology and M.S. (2013) in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida. Master’s work focused on metabolic peptide influence upon taste modulation and related neural pathways with Dr. C.D. […]

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Eric Atkinson

Eric Atkinson

Eric Atkinson Ph.D. student Interdisciplinary Science with specialization in Neuroscience ericwayne@ufl.edu Tissue-device interfaces [expand title=”Read more”]Eric finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering with a minor in Biomechanics at the University of Florida in 2011. Upon graduation, he continued his work with Dr. Michael Okun analyzing electrophysiological data collected from human patients undergoing […]

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