UF SSTP Mentor and Participant at NanoFlorida
UF SSTP participant Dayita Wable and her mentor, Olivia Lanier, attended NanoFlorida 2016 to present their research from the laboratory of Dr. Jon Dobson. NanoFlorida, an annual nanoscience technology symposium, was held at the University of Central Florida on September 25 and 26, 2016.
Lanier is a second year graduate student in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida and volunteered this summer to mentor a high school senior in UF SSTP. She was also an instructor for one of the Honors Seminars during UF SSTP. At NanoFlorida, Lanier gave an oral presentation on her finite element simulation work to design a chamber capable of magnetically separating pro-inflammatory molecules from blood during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures.
Wable presented a poster on her summer research involving commercially available magnetic particles most effective at energy transfer for use in magnetic fluid hyperthermia applications, such as cancer treatment and triggered drug delivery.