GRADUATE STUDENTS

PhDs

JUSTIN SILBERMAN (HE/HIM)

Justin received the prestigious University of Florida’s Graduate School Preeminence Award.

He enjoys running, playing video games, playing guitar, and listening to music.

Email: jsilberman[at]ufl.edu

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HOLLY RYAN (SHE/HER)

Holly is an MD/PhD candidate currently on an UF/FIU Fellowship. She was formerly supported by an N.I.H. Training grant (T32DK101721).

Holly is interested in the immune system’s role in tissue healing and the potential uses for regenerative medicine in surgery. She enjoys archery, reading, drawing, and listening to opera music.

Email: ryanh[at]ufl.edu

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AAKANKSHA JHA (SHE/HER)

Aakanksha, our ex-Lab Manager, recent PhD convert, received her MS in Biomedical engineering and is passionate about conducting research in the fields of regenerative medicine and biomaterials. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for International Students.

She is also the lead singer of a UF-based band, and loves to dance salsa, travel and seek adventure!

Email: aa.jha[at]ufl.edu

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Masters

JITHAKRISHNA PRAKASH (HE/HIM)


Jithakrishna (Jitha) is a first year MS Biomedical Engineering student. He aims to develop regenerative implants that can work with the host immune system to integrate with the body effectively.


He enjoys spending time with his friends, playing video games, exercising and travelling.


Email: jprakash1[at]ufl.edu


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