Steven Barash

Mentor: Dr. Janice Krieger
College of Journalism and Communications
 
"To better develop my analytical skills in marketing."

Major

Advertising

Minor

N/A

Research Interests

  • Immunotherapy
  • Translational Medicine
  • Drug Formulation and Delivery

Academic Awards

  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
  • University Scholars Program 2016

Organizations

N/A

Volunteer

  • Gainesville Little League Baseball

Hobbies and Interests

  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Boating

Research Description

Optimizing Islet Transplantation via Biomaterial Encapsulation
Engineer a biomaterial capable of providing an effective transplantation microenvironment by successfully delivering TGF-β1, an immunomodulatory drug, under controlled release rates, thereby replacing the need for chronic immune suppression for clinical islet transplantation patients.