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Christine
Schmidt, Ph.D.
Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Chair & Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering

University of Florida

Research Interests

Christine Schmidt's research is focused on engineering novel materials and therapeutic systems to stimulate damaged peripheral and spinal neurons to regenerate. Taking a unique approach to this problem, she uses electrically conducting polymers and natural-based materials (e.g., hyaluronic acid-based biomaterials, decellularized tissues) to create therapies that can electrically, chemically, biologically and mechanically trigger neurons, at both the macroscopic and nanometer-scales.